Day Five, Grapefruit Mural, Clearwater, Florida: Things Are Heating Up!

Today marks day 5 of my ongoing 2-panel mural here in Clearwater. With the hot spring weather firmly in place, it’s becoming a little more challenging. I am satisfied thus far on my progress and will be back at the walls around 6:30am tomorrow (gotta stay ahead of the sun!).

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Panel #1 of the Grapefruit Mural. Making progress!

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Second panel of the Grapefruit Mural

I appreciate your interest! 😀

~Ana

Coming Soon: Clearwater, Florida’s Exterior “Grapefruit Mural” by Ana Livingston, Fine Artist

COMING SOON: The “Grapefruit Mural” is a privately-commissioned exterior mural by Ana Livingston, Fine Artist in the city of Clearwater, Florida. It will be comprised of painted grapefruit on two entryway walls.

What can I say—my client LOVES grapefruit!

grapefruit-mural-exterior-mural-ana-livingston-fine-artist-private-commissionStay tuned for daily mural progress updates!

~Ana

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On My Birthday by Ana Livingston

I’m hoping today that maybe I’ll be remembered for having done a little more than just having lived; for having loved; for having helped; for having brought my own special light into the world; for having made a difference.

~Ana

Shell Series, Charcoal on Paper by Ana Livingston – Part II

Here’s the second piece in my charcoal on paper series entitled “Shells”.

~Ana

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The second drawing in my charcoal on paper series entitled “Shells”.
By Fine Artist and Muralist, Ana Livingston of Tampa Bay.

Clearwater Mural featured in The Comm Line Magazine!

The Clearwater Mural is featured in this month’s edition of The Comm Line Magazine online (page 12)!

The “Clearwater Mural” by Tampa Bay Fine Artist, Ana Livingston, is featured in this month’s edition of The Comm Line Magazine online.

I want to thank the editor, Sally Heath, for publishing my article, and I hope it opens new avenues for many artists in this area.

Stop by the mural for a closer look.  It’s located in the East Gateway District of Clearwater at Honka Automotive, 1266 Court Street.  Tell them Ana sent you!

Thanks again!

~Ana
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Shell Series, Charcoal on Paper by Ana Livingston – Part I

This is the first drawing in my charcoal on paper series entitled “Shells”.

~Ana

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The first drawing in my “Shell” series (charcoal on paper). – Artist, Ana Livingston

Clearwater Mural: Car Transformation, Step by Step

This might be of interest to some: the transformation of one of the cars on the Clearwater Mural, at Honka Automotive, 1266 Court Street.

I started this playful little car late one day and left it as you see it in the top image.  When I arrived at the wall the next morning, I took one look and decided it needed to change (but had not really defined “how”).

Well, I obviously altered this and that, and finally came up with the right degree of “playfulness”.  I think it’s kind of cute. 😀

~Ana

A Mural Artist’s Typical Day at the Office – Fine Artist, Ana Livingston

I thought I would give you a quick view of my mural work station each day: my scaffolding (or as I affectionately refer to it, “the rack”,) cluttered with all the important tools of my trade.

Here’s a shot of my “typical day” at work. My palette board consists of multiple mixtures as I am in the touch-up phase. This translates to me dabbing various colored paints wherever they’re needed on the mural surface.

Usually I am dealing with only 3 or 4 colors at any point in time, but as the photo caption sums up, this is the touch-up phase.  All this means is that I am rounding third base and on my way home with regards to this mural.  I’ll be done will all touch-ups and alterations this week.

Trivia: Today I did indeed use every color shown here.

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Eight: Road Work Ahead

Today at the mural was spent adding to the shoreline in addition to working the roadway section. Very warm day = paint drying as soon as it’s touched the wall.  That makes it a wee bit difficult to move the paint around.  Essentially, it just adds time.  That’s ok—I’m here on this project until it’s truly finished.

Artist, Ana Livingston adding more refinements to the Clearwater Mural located at Honka Automotive Service.

Tomorrow I will tackle the next car on the bridge.  One more step closer to completion.

See you then.

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Seven: It’s For the Birds

My time at the mural today was devoted to changing the suspended black blobs into something recognizable as well as being appropriate for the sunny Floridian skies: birds.

Birds were added to Artist Ana Livingston’s Clearwater Mural, located at Honka Automotive on 1266 Court Street

I also applied several different base colors—in turn—to see which I liked on either side of the road.  I will probably continue to tweak this area; we’ll see.   Slowly, but surely, the mural is shaping up.

Onward and upward…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Six: Working the Skyline

I spent some of today divided between the skyline—changing some subtle colors as well as refining the buildings—and working the ground on either side of the mural roadway.

Working on the skyline and beach areas of the Clearwater Mural. Artist: Ana Livingston

I’m not exactly certain as yet what I will be doing in the bottom left hand section.  I tried several different colors and effects, only to paint right over them.  Not as drastic as it sounds, but sometimes one can’t really tell how something will look until the paint hits the wall.

Florida’s summer is definitely here.  I hope to accomplish more tomorrow.

Until then…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Five: Here, There, and Everywhere

As the first order of business, I completed the second car on the mural bridge today.  Beyond that, I poshed up the bridge and a few other sections.

More touch-up and refinement today at Honka Automotive’s Clearwater Mural. Tampa Bay Artist, Ana Livingston

Then I decided to take various brushes filled with various colors, over to various areas of the surface to blot out any smudges or paint spillage. This task will have to be repeated to a lesser degree as one of the final steps, but thought I’d get a little headstart.

The heat was overwhelming today.  Let’s see what I can accomplish tomorrow.

Talk to you then!

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Four: Adding the Second Car

I decided it was time to add another car to the mural bridge.  After all, Honka Automotive is all about cars, right?

Beginning work of the second car on the bridge of the Clearwater Mural. Artist: Ana Livingston

The wall was very warm today; what that means is the paint dries the moment it’s applied.  That might sound advantageous, but it is actually the opposite, as often my objective is to blend the color and/or make it seem semi-transparent; with an excessively warm surface the paint dries on contact and well, that’s “all she wrote”.

At any rate, I was able to add—though not complete—the second car.  Car completion will be at the top of the mural list manana.

More to report tomorrow afternoon!

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Three: Dolphins at Play

Here’s the promised image of the mural with the dolphins added.  I think they bring the needed “life” to the Honka Automotive project that it has been missing.

Dolphins added to the Clearwater Mural at Honka Automotive (1266 Court Street, Clearwater). Artist: Ana Livingston

I’ll be back tomorrow with more news and an updated image.

See you then!

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Thirty Two: The Dolphin Transformation

What’s it gonna be? Early on in the Clearwater Mural process. Artist: Ana Livingston

Dolphins are a big item here in Clearwater, and most probably all of Florida.

When I first left that one section blank very early on in the mural process, I hadn’t decided whether I was going to place a dolphin or manatee amongst the waves.

Manatee or Dolphin or? Color, but no definition as yet at the Clearwater Mural. Artist: Ana Livingston

I was actually leaning towards manatee until someone reminded me of Winter the Dolphin, in addition to the temporary installation of dolphins being set out on Clearwater Beach.

Ok. Dolphin it is. But the grey area is much too large. Solution: Two dolphins! Clearwater Mural, Artist: Ana Livingston

Ok. Dolphin it is.

So, today I decided to bring that big gray blob to life.  And then, right in the middle of refining it, decided to split it in two.  Afterall, Honka Automotive IS a family-run business.  😉

Momma dolphin is still too large; more forming to do. Clearwater Mural. Artist: Ana Livingston

Besides, I just like the overall feeling of a mother and baby dolphin frolicking in the water off the coast.  Sounds like fun to me.

I managed to run out of white paint midway, so neither dolphin has fins as yet; I’ll probably make a small paint run next week; I’m sure they will be fine until then.

The finished dolphin family. No fins as yet, but those will come later. Clearwater Mural, Artist: Ana Livingston

I’ll post another shot of the entire mural tomorrow. 😀

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Twenty Seven: Riding the Waves

I decided to do some undercoating on the waves today at the mural, in addition to starting the correction process on a few adjacent areas. There are sections now that I am rethinking; we’ll see how much time we have to make these changes (or not).

Have an excellent weekend and see you on Monday.

Artist Ana Livingston’s creation: The Clearwater Mural at Honka Automotive on Court Street, Clearwater, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Twenty Four: The Bridge

Start of a new week! Today was interesting for a variety of reasons, the most significant of which is that business is BOOMING at the site of the mural, Honka Automotive! There was so much business that some cars were double-parked. This is what I like to see! 😀

Working on The Bridge on the Clearwater Mural, located at Honka Automotive in Clearwater, FL. Artist: Ana Livingston

As far as the realm of painting goes, due to the amount of traffic (good thing), I could only position my scaffolding in a couple of areas.  Consequently, I worked a little on the buildings, but spent the remainder of the morning on the bridge.  I’m glad, as it’s now finally starting to take shape!

I had several guests stop by today, the most interesting of which was a man atop his Harley on a sojourn from Illinois.  Beautiful bike and very nice man.  He made a u-turn just to come in for a closer look and to let me know how wonderful it made him feel when he crested the hill. I love people going out of their way to convey this kind of feedback! 😀 

As an added note, my original estimated target date of completion (July 31st) of the mural has been shifted into the future by about two weeks.  So, invite one and all to come down to Honka Automotive (1266 Court Street in Clearwater, FL) and see me—a live artist-in-action—most weekday mornings.  I’d love the company, and the mural is so vibrant up close!

I’ll be making a small paint run early in the morning; I really feel like adding some new wild and crazy aspects to the mural, but there is an order to everything, so we will see. 😀

Hope everyone is refreshed from their weekend off and had a great start to the week. See you tomorrow!

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Twenty Three: Here Comes the Sun

This is a rather late post from Friday; WordPress experienced some downtime.

Clearwater Mural at Honka Automotive at 1266 Court Street. Artist: Ana Livingston

As you can see, I’m still working on many little touch-ups and alternations here and there on the mural; Friday’s work ended up being primarily about the sun.

Due to the lateness of this post, it is short and sweet. 😀

I will see you all tomorrow after that day’s work.

Til then…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Twenty: A Time for Details

Today marks the twentieth day since the morning I first drove into the parking lot of Honka Automotive and took a pencil to the bright white surface of this soon-to-be Clearwater mural. Time has flown!

I actually did the math rapidly in my head: I only work in the mornings/early afternoons, put in an average of around 5 hours each time I’m at the wall, so that equates to roughly 100 hours, or only 4 full days that I’ve been painting.  Again, amazing!

When I arrived early on this 20th day, I had a mental list of all I wanted to get done and in what order, and promptly tossed it aside. I went to the complete opposite end of the mural and started there. Spontaneity, you know? 😀

Day Twenty at the Clearwater Mural at Honka Automotive on Court Street. By Artist, Ana Livingston

So, to begin, I roughed in some palm trees and a bit of roadway. I then filled in a couple of needed second coats in several areas, as well as adding some touch-ups here and there.

Oh, yes! I had another fine artist stop by my worksite today: prominent Venezuelan artist, Salas Davila.  He was a bright and bubbly gentleman who could not speak English, and I very little Spanish, but we ended up having a nice conversation anyway. 😀

Salas is an internationally-recognized figure in the arts, and I was very happy to make his acquaintance. He currently resides here in Clearwater, and is excited about creating and displaying his art in this area.  My best wishes to his continued success!

And, as far as all the other individuals who are making a positive effect on me and my work, I would be incredibly remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my family and close friends, in addition to all my many friends on Facebook, my blog, etc., who daily leave me the most fantastic comments.  Thank you.  😀

Ok! More changes to be occurring at the wall tomorrow, so once again, nice to have you along for the journey and see you then!

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Eighteen: “Anything Can Change”

Today was all carefully planned, but ended up bringing one of my very own sayings to life: “Anything can change, and everything will.”

I got to the wall, had one hard look, and decided that a couple of hitherto (and large) “unchangeable” areas just weren’t working for me. And so, they changed. The overall “flow” of the mural is better for these adjustments, I feel.

Some major changes took place today in the Clearwater Mural. Executed by Artist, Ana Livingston

Tomorrow will be my last day this week of working on the project. I feel as though I’ve lost some traction what with being off for two days. I will have to come up with an excellent strategy to “make up for lost time” over the next week.

I’m also hoping the weather decides to dump its moisture over my two days off this weekend so that I won’t be chased down from my scaffolding again on Monday. It’s looking more like the first week of August before I complete, what with the rains coming in for a daily visit as of late.

BUT, I’m optimistic as ever, and will give it my all again tomorrow. 😀

Speaking of which, I will see you then…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Seventeen: Painting the Details

Fresh off of a relaxing weekend, I put in some extra time today. It always feels good to be back painting!

The thunder and lightning made for a more interesting day on the wall, for sure, but since the storm was moving slowly in the opposite direction, there was no reason for me to stop the process.

I thought about not posting a photo today, as when the embellishments start there will be days when it won’t look much different from the last. For me, of course, even the slightest of changes are noticeable, and that coupled with having spent many hours elevated with brush in hand, there’s never a question in my mind as to whether I “did” anything. But, for the casual observer, it might seem otherwise.

Detail work starting at the Clearwater mural located at Honka Automotive on Court Street. Tampa Bay Artist, Ana Livingston

I had a nice chat with a NAPA parts deliveryman today (the mural is on the west-facing side of Honka Automotive, here in Clearwater, FL). He asked me many questions about the making of a mural, and told me how much of a welcomed sight it was when one rounded the curve at the top of the hill. Very nice to hear. 😀

Today was filled with refinements which will have a full two days to dry. You won’t see me at the mural tomorrow or Wednesday; I have previous engagements to attend to, but will be back bright and early on Thursday.

If you’re in the area on that day, do stop by and say “Hi!”.

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Fifteen: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Today started off great!  The sun was shining as I was sewing up the last sections on the wall.  I felt refreshed after having yesterday off, so was ready for a full five-six hours of brush work.

Day 15 at the Clearwater mural located at 1266 Court Street (Honka Automotive) in Clearwater, FL. Executed by Artist, Ana Livingston

Well, that was until just before noon when the incessant rains kicked in.  Hello, Summer (yes, the summertime is the rainy season here in sunny Florida)!

Not all was lost, however, as I have only a small section of the entire wall space that does NOT have a first coat on it.  This is progress to me! 😀

I had three more friends stop by today–Mark and Linda Ferguson, as well as good friend and Tampa Bay preeminent pianist, Norman Thalheimer.  Thank you, all!

Tomorrow I will be spending the first part of the morning mixing up some new colors.  I have large sections of layering yet to do, and it requires variants of the existing base color.  I am just hoping the rains stay away until at least mid-afternoon!

A snapshot of tomorrow will be to get all base color on the surface, quickly following by some gradient colors.  Essentially, I would like to get the wall set up for me to go full bore on the first details starting Monday.  It is still my plan to have the mural complete by the end of the month, so positive thoughts on me staying on track!

I’m hoping everyone enjoyed their middle-of-the-week day off.  I certainly did, as not only was it a national holiday, but also my son’s birthday. 😀

Until tomorrow…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Fourteen: Coalescence

July 3rd at the wall! Today not only marks the eve of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence for this country, but also the day that the objects on the wall of Honka Automotive, here in Clearwater, FL are actually growing together and becoming one. 😀

The tenth day of painting at the mural site in Clearwater, FL. Artist, Ana Livingston

It’s my tenth day of applying paint, little by little, and I think now it has come to a point— finally— where one can see what a good share of it means.

I had a very good friend stop by the wall today; hadn’t seen him in a year or two. Thanks for coming all the way down from Ohio for the visit, Paul! ;D  Also, thank you, Jan, for dropping by. We’d seen each other taking walks near the Intracoastal, but today it was nice to officially make your acquaintance!

I’m off tomorrow, enjoying the day with family and friends, but with both Thursday and Friday left in the week, I plan to ensure the entire surface gets a couple of coats, and then the fun begins: detail work!

A big THANK YOU goes out to all who stop by, drive by, and/or have their thoughts with me. All of you are appreciated!

Have a great 4th!

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Thirteen: Florida’s Summer Is Here

At the mural this morning I got the distinct feeling that Florida did not want any of us to forget that summer was here. 😀  Regardless, I did get more color put in and the ever-needed second and third coats where they were due.

First day in July at “The Wall”: The Honka Automotive mural located at 1266 Court Street in Clearwater, FL. Artist, Ana Livingston

I was very happy to see more friends drop by; that always brightens my day!  I’m constantly amazed at just HOW many people are keeping tabs on this artwork.  It is, by far, the most vibrant mural in all of Clearwaterthat is for certain! People are LOVING the colors!

I’d also like to take another quick moment and thank all the “guys” here at Honka Automotive. They are always there when I need a hand, and are a joy to work alongside. They are the best!

Tomorrow I plan to get in even more color.  I am thinking that will be the day when the mural will start to come alive; where things will start to congeal.

More on my progress then…

~Ana

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Exterior Mural Creation: An Article on Endurance

It has been interesting, over the years, to hear individuals’ thoughts on the difficulty of doing exterior murals.

I would say on a whole that their views are split about 50/50. About half think it’s a walk in the park (“I mean, how hard can painting be?”), with the other just standing in amazement.

The fact of the matter is the reality differs from person to person, season to season, job to job.

Tampa Bay Artist, Ana Livingston, restoring the Avenue du Jardin mural in downtown Clearwater, FL.

I’ve worked on what I would consider substantial jobs (120′ horizontal walls on a graveled decline, meaning extreme attentiveness as well as four stages of scaffolding at the bottom,) to a 6’x6′ piece I could do standing on a 2-foot step ladder.

One of the biggest factors, and one most don’t consider, is the hoisting of one’s body weight up one, two, three or more stages of scaffolding dozens of times each day. And then there’s the obvious climbing back down, using the already-weary muscles. This coupled with the pure exhaustion of being out in the elements for hours on end can have quite a cumulative effect.

Another aspect most never think of is the fact that once you are up on scaffolding–which you are entrusting with your very life and never, ever, forget for a moment–is the fact that muscles are constantly tensed: legs and pelvis for support, torso for control, and ultimately your arm and hand for accuracy.

Additionally, you’d be amazed how one must contort their body–and hold it completely still–for entire sections of precise work. There are other instances, and any artist doing large murals can attest to this, where one must simply use their other hand. Now, I am left-handed, and am obviously very adept at using it artistically. BUT, there are always points in large projects where one really must employ the other hand. This action adds its own stress factors.

The other elements, literally, are the heat index, rain, wind, etc. These can have a profound effect on you, especially when you are elevated and at the wall’s edge. Winds are funneled which contribute to stability issues, and tend to rapidly dry out the paint; all in addition to leaving you physically parched.

Of the elements, the sun and heat are the largest factors. I currently limit my mural painting to that time of day when the sun is NOT directly beating down on me. This is just common sense, but even with that tactic I am not escaping the humidity (or, in the case of mural creation in Florida during the summer months, extreme heat anyway). The overall heat issue can be unbearable to many, but I just take it in stride.

Now, I’ve only talked about some of the physical and environmental factors extant in executing a mural. The rest are mental and artistic. When you are up in the air ten, twenty, or more feet and are standing two feet from an enormous wall surface, one CAN get lost in it. An artist has to continually “view” the entire work from, say, 30′ back from the wall. This is an interesting concept for sure, but without this ability, one would spend ¾ of their day climbing down and stepping back to see what they need to do next. Not very efficient. One has to maintain an overall sense of where everything is and their exact strategy on what comes next.

My current mural has an additional ingredient that makes it even more demanding. The original concept art was 8.5”x11”. I have had to recalculate that out onto a 9’x55′ wall. All this without throwing anything out of proportion. I’ve drawn in markers on the entire surface, but with many things, what looks good on paper doesn’t always translate into the real world. All this is to say that there are constant refinements and alterations taking place as I paint. Yes, more to make the project interesting!

In closing I want to add THE most important point in all of this: it is done very happily and for the sheer love of the work. This is my most favorite of art forms, and the gratification that comes back to me, when people go out of their way to tell me that the mural has touched them, is enormous. But even with that said, I don’t do what I do for me; I do it for anyone and everyone with the hope that it uplifts them, if only for that moment.

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Twelve: A Painter in the Sun

Today was great!  I returned to the wall from my paint run and started with brushing in some brown, followed by orange; basically getting more of the base coat in.  I think the abstract objects are just now starting to present themselves as something more.

I had several new faces appear at the wall, and engaged in pleasant conversations with people I’d never met up to that moment.  They all had been following the mural from the beginning.  That was so wonderful to hear!

I also had a very good time chatting with Mark Ferguson.  I relayed some of my stories of murals past, which included bringing in apprentices and the results of doing so.  All I can say is now it’s funny. 😀

Honka Automotive (where the wall is located) was hopping with customers today, and “the guys” (mechanics) were oftentimes running from vehicle to vehicle, just to keep up.

I’ll be taking the weekend off, but will be there again bright and early Monday morning.  And for those of you who keep inquiring, I would say by mid-week it will be glaringly apparent “what the wall is“. 😀

Have a wonderful two days off.  I’ll see you Monday!

~Ana

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Clearwater Mural, Day Eleven: Repair and Progress

This morning was productive and it felt good to be back on the wall.  Only a half an hour was spent undoing some slight damage from Tropical Storm Debby (the fresh paint being pelted by sheets of rain and hail).

I dropped in another color (beige) at the bottom lower left, as well as adding a few more accents.  I’ll have to make another small paint run in the morning as the color I need can not be mixed from the colors I currently possess.  I REALLY want to get a LOT of color up tomorrow!

I still have MANY friends and drop-ins asking what the mural is. Any day now it will become apparent. 😀  I’m getting excited, and so should you!

See you at the wall…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Nine: The Forces of Art and Nature

I triumphed over the forces of nature until around 11:30 this morning.  Then the rains turned the tide.

A little paint – a very cheerful yellow – was able to find its way onto the wall surface nonetheless.  Just one more piece of the puzzle in place.

Day Nine at the Clearwater mural by Tampa Bay artist, Ana Livingston

Some of the first hour was spent cleaning a section of the wall after the weekend’s beating by Tropical Storm Debby.  It’s amazing just how much plant debris can get plastered on a surface by wind and rain.

I did enjoy the swift winds when I first climbed into my nest around 8am.  Then the gusts grew to be so strong that I had to adjust my balance frequently.  I’m six feet tall and always have my feet planted firmly on the scaffolding, so that gives you an idea of the force.

I did love the wind for the most part today, not just for being itself, but for keeping the mosquitoes at home.  No artist on the menu this morning.

Today marks the second Monday I’ve been at the wall.  It seems hard to imagine next week’s Monday will fall in July.  Time has indeed flown.

I’m still on schedule, amazingly, even with starting a week late and a tropical storm to contend with.  My target for this week’s end is to have the entire mural surface covered with a new coat of paint.

Hopefully the last remnants of Debby have moved off and I can enjoy a full morning (sans rainfall) tomorrow.  I have so much to accomplish this week.

Until then…

~Ana

Clearwater Mural, Day Seven: More Base Color

It always feels good to be back at the bricks.  It’s like home to me now.

Today, weather-wise, was interesting.  It threatened to rain the entire morning (but didn’t), so consequently the humidity was very high.  Not the best of working conditions, but the wind was still blowing so no complaints here!

More people stopped by today to chat or honked as they drove by which always uplifts me.  Thanks! 😀

The base coat is still going on in stages, so the “fun” part of the mural is yet to come.  Right now, my prime objective is to get paint on the entire wall.  The refinement will come in a week or so.

Let’s hope the weather holds for tomorrow—I have a lot to accomplish.  Speaking of tomorrow, I’ll write more then!

~Ana

Day Seven at the Clearwater mural located at Honka Automotive (west-facing wall). Artwork being executed by artist, Ana Livingston. http://www.ana-livingston.com

Introducing Official Artist Website: WWW.ANA-LIVINGSTON.COM

Since I had a little extra time on my hands, I just created my official website: www.ana-livingston.com.

It has up-to-date information on my current exterior mural project here in Clearwater, FL, and will – going forward – feature my upcoming projects as well.

Please let me know how you like it, and be sure to tell your friends to tune in and watch my mural “grow” over the next two months.

I appreciate your interest and feedback!

~Ana

The New WWW.ANA-LIVINGSTON.COM Website

The Official Website for Fine Artist and Muralist, Ana Livingston is now live

 

Hello and Welcome to the Art Blog of Ana Livingston, Fine Artist and Muralist

Hello and Welcome to my Art Blog!  I am a fine arts artist and muralist based here in the Tampa Bay area.  Very nice to make your acquaintance!

I have been commissioned to paint my next exterior mural on the wall of  Honka Automotive here in Clearwater, FL.  It is a moderately-sized project (wall is approximately 15′ x 55′), and I have successfully glided through the permitting progress.  Work should be starting mid-June, weather permitting.

Additionally, I will be presenting a companion website – themakingofamural.com – that will be chronicling, day by day, my mural progress over the next two months.

I look forward to your comments as well as our journey together!

Sincerely,

Ana the Artist

Ana Livingston, Fine Artist & Muralist, Tampa Bay, Florida

Ana Livingston, Fine Artist and Muralist of Tampa Bay. She will be executing the “Clearwater Mural”. A 55′ exterior wall of Honka Automotive, here in Clearwater, FL