Little Train in Paradise

Date: 4/29/2012

Location: Holualoa Residence

Size: 8' x 12'

Medium: Arcylic Mural

Artist's Comments: After the successful completion of the receiling mural I completed of the Kona Village resort, I was in for a treat when my little nephew asked me to paint his wall with Thomas the Train - his utmost favorite thing in the world!  When I asked what else he wanted me to paint his imagination went wild!  He wanted train tracks leading from his bedroom down to the ocean so Thomas the Train could live at his house; he wanted palm trees and waves and sand down by the shoreline.  For a little extravagance, he wanted the volcano errupting with lava flowing past the house downdown the mountain and he wanted to be painted surfing down the hot lava on his surfboard!  Well I liked everything up until the hot lava so, just in case my nephew has premenitions, I decided against painting an erupting Hualalai Mountain.  On this project, I had two of the best personal assistants ~ they were so helpful in mixing all the colors together and marking the wall with large splashes of color.  Good thing I let them go at it right away until they tired of the project and went to play outside.  Whew!  Now I just needed to cover those marks and I was ready to get moving on finishing the mural until they go reinterested in painting!

It was important to me to get the detail of Thomas the Train just right. I wanted my nephew to feel like Thomas was looking down at him while he lay in bed. Other details included rendering their house correctly; nestled into the side of Hualalai mountain. Clouds reached up and thru the ceiling with a warm smiling sun face shinning down over where my littelest nephew's bed sits.  At night, glow in the dark stars glitter in the sky.

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