It was really intriguing seeing how it was all made!
It was painted with Solargard to block in colors and over the top we used spray cans fo different effects.
April Keogh runs the projects for the railways. This year she has 33 projects of murals around the community to be done and this mural was dedicated to Springwood Community!
We collaborated with BMSAC (Blue mountains Street Art Collaborative) which is a community of aerosol artists who partake in doing murals in legal avenues for the community.
Jarrod the head of BMSAC showed me how to paint with spray cans as I never used them before!
I've always wanted to learn and this was my opportunity!
The technique is to first mark out your subject with your spray can then , and draw like you do with a pencil with very quick agile strokes about 3 inches from the wall for thinner lines.
For thicker lines you stand furthur back and to block in color. It is a process of spraying it line by line so you get an even finish.
Don't be fooled thinking it is an easy way of painting , it really isn't! Like every type of art it takes time to master the technique.
Alot of people drove past us slowly to watch the mural being painted ! The public gave alot of great feedback saying how they just love what we had accomplished! Others just watched from afar putting our thumbs up at us saying Don't let us disturb you! Keep going!
The wall was 100 metres , so we had alot to cover.
watching everyone paint, as everyone has their own particular technique.
BMSAC & April Keogh have have various projects of murals scheduled around
every 2 weeks I am looking forward to participating!
Giving back to the community and creating art for a good cause!
You too can join us and create murals for the community!
For more information on how to join email Jarrod on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 4782 2857 or visit their website http://www.bmsac.org.au/
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