Candy McManiman BA, DU, AFC, Wildlife Art, Murals, Photography
From 18 inches x 35 inches to 18 feet by 35 feet
At a Seniors Home in Dutton, a friend, Chris Moore started to do murals in the dining area. To continue the theme of the front entrance and hall, it was to be centered around Tuscany. Chris ended up moving before she finished and I took over. We discussed a plaza idea for the large wall and on paper it is not intimidating...but facing a canvas 18'x 35' can be overwhelming. All the attention you have paid to detail while rendering birds and other wildlife is applied After each painting session your mind is full of ideas for the next one. How to make it real and interesting for the staff and seniors of the home became my main focus. I have never paid so much attention to pots of flowers and the nuances of tiles or manhole-covers. The challenge makes life exciting.