Eleven days into the mural in Greenwich and I am so enjoying working with acrylic on brick. It's a completely different experience to working on my regular surfaces of interior walls, canvas and board and I'm very keen to create a mural that doesn't try to mask the base - I'd like the artwork to become part of the structure. To achieve this, I am applying the colour in thin translucent layers to build up a punchy colour whilst maintaining the texture of the brick. It's more time consuming but the effect is worth it - it retains a sense of the fragility of the subject, and I am enjoying how throughout the day different lights reveal different details, such as petal folds and veins.
Here's a sneak peek of one part of the mural, where you can see I've applied a solid colour for the petal's pattern - the other elements have been gradually built up in layers.