August 10th, 2015

Grace Sandford Talks To Us About Her Mural

Parade Mural

Recently I’ve been working on a mural commissioned by Colman Junior School, in Norwich.
I was asked to make their dining room more vibrant and a room that children will want to spend more time in! I came up with the design in mind as to how it could work on a large scale and made sure to make it very decorative.

I printed the illustration onto acetate and aimed a projector onto the wall I painted. I started by blocking out the large areas with their base colours very quickly as the projector was very good at slipping and moving away from its starting position! I had a printed version of the illustration to keep referencing from. All in all it took 7 ½ days to complete from start to the varnishing stage.

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Fun Facts I’ve Learnt Whilst Painting A Mural:

Posca Pens are amazingly good value for money. Considering the scale of the wall, I only used up one green Posca pen! Those pens have so much ink in and the quality is beautiful. Everything needs a couple of coats, But its worth the extra time.

I have an insane amount of bruises all over my legs from swinging about on the stepladder!

Radio 1 feels VERY repetitive to listen to after day 2.

Flies love to land on bright yellow paint!

Let me know what you think of it, I had such fun painting it and I hope that the kids like it when they come back from their summer holidays! It was great to work out of the studio for a bit and to paint properly!

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