Mural at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn

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This morning I started the prep work on a mural painting at the Lost Rhino Retreat Restaurant in Ashburn, Virginia. The interior of this restaurant is beautiful, as it is open and spacious with very high ceilings, locally milled wood installations, a fireplace, and natural light streaming through the tall windows. Perfect for illuminating a mural that I’ll be painting on an empty white wall, which will be a colorful outline of the Lost Rhino logo.

Here is a photo of the blank wall:

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Lost Rhino Interior – Ashburn, Virginia

As part of the prep work, I cleaned the wall from scuffs and scratches:

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Lost Rhino – Cleaning the Wall

and then added a fresh coat of white paint:

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Lost Rhino – Painting Wall

Next Thursday I’ll be going back to paint a colorful version of the rhino logo, and hope to finish up that day or on Friday!

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Jumping Whale and Dolphins, Sea Turtles. More mural progress.

Painting upside down is a real workout! I hope Michelangelo had a really good chiropractor when he painted the Sistine Chapel. Today I started on the underside of the mural that I’m painting in a townhouse studio in Ashburn, while also painting in jumping whales and dolphins, a sea turtle, and colorful sea fish!

Ocean Life Mural Progress

Ocean Life Mural Progress 2

Ocean Life Mural Progress 3

After talking with my client, I’ll be extending the painting down onto the wall below to add in a coral reef. Looking good so far!

If you like the jumping whale artwork, prints can be purchased online here on a 12″ x 16″ gallery-wrapped canvas that comes ready to hang in your home – http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Jumping-Whale-Bliss/842088/2811016/view

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Jumping Whale Bliss