Friday, November 18, 2011

Murals




When painting murals for outdoor locations consider using paints that sign painters have used for years. The brand is called One Shot. When billboards were painted by hand this is what was used. I prefer their oil based enamels. They also come in a water based variety but I find they don't work as well.
The boards were made of 3/4" MDO (medium density overlay) boards. It's basically an exterior plywood that has a smooth almost tan colored masonite looking top layer to it making a great surface. And the best part is that over the years it doesn't crack or check.
Here are a few examples of murals the repainted murals that I originally did about a dozen years ago (There were 24 of them in all).

4 comments:

Brad Miedema said...

These look great Roger! It must be very hard to paint at such a large scale. I am sure your experience as a sign painter has only added to your success as an artist. I wish more work was done the traditional way rather than on computers like it is today.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Great work Roger.


All the best to you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Joan

Catherine Holmes said...

Wonderful bird images Roger, how exciting to paint on such a large scale! Just love how they pop from the background!

Daisy Conforti said...

Wow! Very Nice!