It is with a satisfied feeling that I have put the final layer of varnish on what has been my biggest and most time consuming piece of work to date. Over eighty percent of the work wasn't painted by myself, and that is the reason I am so pleased with it!
The mural was painted at Mission Grove primary school in November 2014, with the help of around twenty 9-10 year olds taking part over a nine month period . I was asked to create an image of the London skyline for an area which was the school library at the time. I thought, no problem that should be relatively quick to do! And I'm sure it would have been if I had painted it, however I under estimates a few important details, most importantly the size of the area and also the speed at which I could train young children of varying abilities to paint some consistently good landmarks. I quickly realised that it is impossible to get all of the iconic London monuments in a single view so I made a composite image in Photoshop which would fit exactly onto the wall space.
I was able to get the consistent quality throughout the image by taking relatively small areas at a time and building the image with lots of layers the children were able to create what I think is a great looking picture of the Thames.