PixelCat personally examines each panel for errors...
The last Blog entry before this one
talked about the story of the Komes Family,Flora Springs Winery,and Wilfred's lounge
The concepts for the mural
prepping the panels (Gessoing each panel TWICE)
and finally transferring the drawing onto the panels
with a grid and pastel pencils and a raw umber underpainting....
and FINALLY! Here We Are! the PAINTING part!
We started with PANEL 10 and 20
the Top and Bottom Panels farthest to the Right...
the Beginning of the Hawaiian Style First Street Bridge and distant Vegetation
And located beneath it,is PANEL 20 with the Tiki Winepress
inspired by John Komes.
(see the previous blog for the whole wonderful backstory of
Wilfred's Lounge,Flora Springs,and the Komes Family)
Here is Panel 20 and panel 10 while i was fitting them together ...
Next up is PANEL 9 and PANEL 19
The Palm Fronds and First Street Bridge
Here are Panel 9 and panel 10 matched up
The Trunk of the Palm,the River,and some Ferns and Leaves
and here is PANEL 19 next to PANEL 20
Next are PANEL 8 and PANEL 18
Mostly the Stone making up the Bridge Also,part of the Arch
At the prow of the outrigger is Flora,on her journey from Hawaii to Napa.
i used the Flora Springs Winery's iconic logo as inspiration for the main character of this story.
The Grapes are a reference to the Komes Family'sFuture Winery.
and here are Panels 8 and 18 being pieced together
And a few more Close-ups and "Fit-Togethers".
PANEL 7 and 17
The First Street Bridge illuminated by a Tiki Torch
and PANEL 17
Two of the Rowers for Flora and a bunch of River
PANEL 17 and 16 matching up
and here it is being sized up next to the panels on each side....
PANEL 6 and 16
While Panel 6 is finished
I will shoot a less "forced perspective" shot for here later
Here we Go!
PANEL 6 Under the Bridge and some background Forest....
Panel 16 is ,as of this writing,
still in progress....
Here it is further Along! The last Rower
As is Panel 15 to the left....
PANEL 5 and 15
PANEL 5 in Progress
The last of the Arch of the Bridge and the beginning of the Vineyard Bounty that extends from the far Left to the middle Top of the Mural.
Sizing it up with Panel 6 above it...
Fitting Together PANELS 6 5 and 4
PANEL 4 and 14
The River and some Vegetation
This Area is where they will have the door
the trunk of a Palm,the base of Two Tiki Torches,the River,and some Ferns and Leaves
Here is PANEL 4
and spotting problem areas on PANEL 3 that do not fit together smoothly
Don't worry,Got them all FIXED!
Panel 3 and 13
Palm Fronds,Grapes,and Leaves
the River and Shoreline Vegetation
and placed against it's neighbor PANEL 12
PANEL 2 and 12
Grapes,Palms,and part of the Lono's Headdress
PANEL 2 next to PANEL 1
Trunks,River,and some Ferns
Also just a teeny BIT of the Lono
PANEL 11 and 12 fitting together...
PANEL 1 and 2
the Lono Greeter takes up most of these two panels
Which means that he'll be at least 10-11 feet tall!
and 1 and 11 Fitted together
Will be touching these panels up before they are picked up and delivered next week.
So i shoud have some better pics to share,and maybe a few of the unloading
if i don't get caught up in the moment!
FAST FORWARD TO NOVEMBER 6th
Just loaded the panels and they will be in Napa/Wilfred's Lounge by Nightfall!
Here's tired ol kinny with Emilio from Flora Springs wrapping up our precious cargo for delivery.
Tired,but happy it turned out so well,and was a nice test of my energy,limits,and skills for 3 months.... It feels kind of strange to have this project developed and realized over the space of the year,and then to suddenly have it GONE! The studio feels emptier and the cry to create more starts slowly to increase in volume....Going to take a few days to decompress,and hopefully, i can soon share some details of the installation and all that ,as Wilfred's shares details!