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Monday, June 29, 2015

Bringing the Bullocky mural at Kurri back to it's former glory.

Today is the first day of repainting the Kurri Bullock Mural.The mural is 10 years old and considering it gets the strong western sun has lasted well.It has faded a lot.
I'll be taking photos each day to show you the progress. First time around it took 105hrs painting on the wall + prep time. Hopefully this time will be quicker as I already have the faded image to paint over but I want to bring it back to it's former glory.
Here I am mixing paints ready. I'm using a hand mixer although you can't see it in this photo.

The basic painting palette mixed as close as possible.

 I get the paint from the 4ltre cans ( good quality ext housepaint) and put it in smaller cans . Try and match my usual painting palette which is hard as they don't make some of the vivid colours I usually use. I mix all the colours I need from a smaller palette of colours.

So far I've roughly mixed the colours I want for the front bullock and will modify these to do the rear ones. They need to be adjusted so they are less bright / bluer so the bullock team will seem to recede.

These are tubs from the last few murals I've created . I keep them in case a mural need retouching but they can dry out over time so I'm reusing what I can for this mural.

I started to mix them in the garage as there is more space but the lighting wasn't very good and it isn't air conditioned. I moved into the studio although it's pretty cramped in here!

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