On my long trip to visit my family in New York, I was given a business deal to paint a sign for a Mexican Restaurant. Since it was my first time I did not know what to expect, but I was willing to take on another challenge. I was ready to learn and make some bucks! Below are all the questions that I had for the owner and his answers. 1. What do you want me to paint? This is a clay carving of the sun and the moon that is hung inside the restaurant. The owner wanted this painted with a black background. The main purpose for this sign is to grab the attention from customers driving by. 2. Where do you want me to paint the sign? Answer: Right below the restaurant sign on two hardwood boards, covering the white panel. 2. What size do you want the board? Answer: two 8ft x 3 1/2 feet (I thought to myself COWs THATS HUGE!) I had to paint two different boards, one board for traffic going north and the other going south. Okay bring it on.
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~Original Painting~ I was given the challenge to recreate a painting by Diego Rivera (Just in case you dont know who he is; Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and Frida Kahlo's husband). It was a challenge because it was my first time reproducing someone elses work. The thought of mixing the paint to get the right shade of colors from the original seemed difficult. I only had the primary colors and basic acrylic paints to work with. As the painting progressed, i found that reproducing someone's art was no longer challenging, it was very enjoyable. Once I started mixing the colors together It came natural to me and I managed to get the colors that I wanted. Here are the progressive stages that I followed. I started with a light pencil sketch on the canvas. After that I added a light blue layer of paint on the entire surface. When the first layer of paint dried, I painted from the top of the canvas beginning with the sky, followed by the mountain, gras