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Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Aurora Fox Mural creation process. The mural project for Aurora Fox Arts theater consists of four walls. Each wall is representing its own theme and reveals a different side of the theater history and repertoire.  In my previous blog post, I wrote a detailed description of the design for each wall. Here you can see the process of painting the project, of each mural. This is the wall that is facing E Colfax avenue. The Aurora Fox mural is featuring a classic representation of the theater: a muse, patroness of the arts, a harp, theatrical masks, a jester and a cupid, devil, romantic serenade musician, and two ladies wearing masks. The second wall, also facing North and Colfax Avenue, is representing the children’s half of the theatre’s repertoire. Here are clowns, jesters, puppets and circus performers. The third wall, west facing, is the biggest. The third mural wall is telling a story about the fire, that damaged the building in 1981 and it’s rebirth from the ashes with the help of the community.  And the fourth wall is south facing. It shows the pre-fire history of the theater. Vintage clothing and bright colors add to the retro ambiance the mural. The mural was painted using acrylic paints and was covered with an anti-graffiti coating. Please check out my previous blog post about the design description for this mural project > ___________________ Aurora / 2019 ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

The Flower wall mural’s creation process started on May 1st, 2018. The mural is being painted on two ground level walls of a private house in River North district of Denver, CO. The client’s dog, Mei-Mei, is monitoring the process. As always, my husband Nick is helping me, taking care of our daughter Aleksandra, and painting while I’m with her. Bright hollyhocks, peonies, clematis are blooming now on previously grey walls. Even though the mural is not finished yet – the atmosphere of the yard has already changed dramatically. And it’s so fun to see the happy faces of the clients! The design for this floral mural was inspired by my previous mural with native plants and birds of Northern California in Oakland. The walls of the house before the mural: Come back in few weeks to see the finished mural! _____________ Denver, CO /...
Equine Art Creation for Colorado State University

Equine Art Creation for Colorado State University

The equine art project was my first mural of 2018. It was created in the beginning of April for the Equine Sciences Center of CSU in Fort Collins, CO. The mural is a collage of all of the programs and activities of the center: Veterinary medicine, orthopedics, nutrition, training and riding, judging, packing and outfitting, reproduction, genetics, equine-assisted activities, and therapies. Polo Roping It took my husband, Nick and I almost two weeks to finish. We met some really nice people, one of them, instructor, John Snyder. The process of mural creation. To see pictures and all the details of the finished mural go to the project page > Fort Collins, CO /...
Ideas for Interior Wall Decoration in the Designing of Bars and Restaurants

Ideas for Interior Wall Decoration in the Designing of Bars and Restaurants

Back in 2008, I participated in the creation of wall decorations for a bar and restaurant “Pirate Flint” in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was a very big project for our art studio “33plus1”, it included many wall murals, textured wall panels, faux stone wall decoration, sculptures and window art.  Hand painted wall murals in marine themes were all over the restaurant: Paintings of old passenger ships in a harbour of Holland. Wall decoration with fishing boats at the pier. The Murals were made by me, Yulia Avgustinovich, Michael Buntin and Ludmila Karavai. The process of mural painting. Ceiling mural by Samoilov Den. _________________________________________________ The walls in the main hall were covered with textured wall panels made of plaster, cement block and fake stones. _________________________________________________ Fake sharks, a sculpture of a pirate, reliefs and wall murals created an atmosphere of old-time pirate ship and put visitors in a pirate party mood. Shark sculptures were made by Petuhova Darya. The sculpture of the pirate Flint was created from blocks of cellular lightweight concrete. All other reliefs, faux stones were created from this material too. The architecture and interior design: Artushenko Aleks and Krivozna Andrew. In the creation of the designs and wall decoration participated: Pavel Shugurov, Drevlo Vsevolod, Korablev Sergey, Musyka Sergey, Bogdan, Klimovsky Mihael, Pisarev Aleks and others. To see more pictures of wall murals, sculptures and reliefs visit the project page...
Mural for Marijuana Dispensary “Port of Oakland”

Mural for Marijuana Dispensary “Port of Oakland”

Last week I wrote about my first outdoor wall art in America. Today I decided to write about my first interior wall mural in America: mural “the Port”.  It was created in the fall of 2013 for the same medical marijuana dispensary “Magnolia Wellness” that commissioned me for the mural “Native Birds and Plants of Northern California”. As soon as the shop opened they decided to decorate their walls with some murals. At first, a graffiti artist was hired to do some basic ornamental décor and their logo on the wall. As for the main wall in the marijuana dispensary, they wanted something unique, something that would connect them with Oakland. So the theme for the mural was chosen – it was the port of Oakland as the dispensary is located in the western part of the city, very close to the port.   Because the shop was already open, I was only able to work after the dispensary’s working hours. It wasn’t bad, it just took me almost three weeks to complete this wall mural, despite the fact that I’m usually very fast worker. I could work only few hours a night. And I actually liked it – I was fresh every day and was working very efficiently. I’m really proud of the end result. Detailed, realistic, but not overly “dry”, the mural gives patients and workers of the dispensary something to rest their eyes on, enjoy the wall art while they are waiting in line. Blue tones of the mural painting force you to relax, sit back and enjoy the details, make you forget that you are in the middle of a city. After few months some flower paintings were added to the surrounding...
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