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Doodles and sketches 5

Doodle sketches 4

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Doodle sketch 3

Here is another of my sketches that we used as part of the activity pages of our weekly church bulletin.

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Doodle sketch 2

Doodle sketch 1

I have been doing some drawings each of the past few weeks to go on the back of the activity/word search pages we put out each weekend at the church. The original idea was that there would be a coloring page for any kids who come, but also a difficult enough word search or sudoko puzzle that the adults would enjoy it as well. This is the one I did for this weekend. The entire activity page can be found on the sermons page of our church website: http://www.stalfred.org/sermons.html.

Finished Orange Grove mural

Finished up the Orange Grove storefront mural at SJ’s International Food Market at 1108 Overcash Drive in Dunedin, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend.This area of town used to be part of a large orange grove back in the day. Dunedin is known as a very walkable and bike-able town, hence the nod to the  antique bike with market baskets. The town is also the spring training base for the Toronto Blue Jays. Since SJ’s IFM is family owned and operated, the Blue Jay are represented as a family of birds. The faux wood signs pointing around the corner to the patio with picnic benches and herb garden tie in to the recycled pallets used for the fresh herbs the store’s owner, Som, uses in her fresh Thai cuisine made to order and available for dining in or taking out. Find them on Facebook or @SJSINTERNATIONALMARKET.

65 painting hours went into laying down multiple primer layers for a thick, almost vinyl-like base, followed by the actual mural painting, then finished up with multiple layers of clear polyacrylic to protect the design from scratches and curious fingernails. Here are some highlights of the design, including the antique bicycle, faux wood signs and a Blue Jay family.

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Starting new mural

SJ International Food Market has opened in Dunedin, Florida and the owner, Som, has asked me to paint a mural on the front windows. There is an orange grove going across the entire front and then a few other key focal points. I had painted the windows of her other business two years ago. Was working this past week on the antique bicycle and filling up the market baskets, adding metallics and glitter. Progress shot to date:

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