Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Magic Kingdom

Ever since the Turtle moved into our place, I have been dying to fill this HUGE space in our stairwell with a painting. Every time I walk down the steps it's blank whiteness begs me to put something there. Four years after the Turtle moved here (and 2 years after I have), I've finally done it!

It never occurred to me as I struggled to stuff all 3ft x 4ft of canvas into my backseat that I might be biting off a little more than I could chew.

What have I gotten myself into?!

The only way to sketch was to stand the canvas up because I couldn't stretch far enough to reach all of it was lying down. I started to feel overwhelmed when I got going because it is really hard to get perspective on something so big! I had to keep stepping back to get a clear view of it, and then by the time I stepped closer to sketch more, I lost all perspective again.

This was going to take forever.


But oddly, once I got the initial sketch of the castle done, the painting went really smoothly.

I'll admit, I really wasn't sure if I'd be able to do this painting. But once I stepped back and saw how the well the castle had come out, my worries melted away!

And finally, after tweaking it 3 times after I swore I was done (the problem with having it propped up and staring at me while I watched DWTS last night)....

The Magic Kingdom - 36" x 48" Acrylic

I can't wait to make the Turtle hang this up! Time to start something new!


  1. Oh my goodness! I love this painting! Seeing it is getting me super excited for going to Disney for the half in January as well. I think it's fantastic - and it's going to look GORGEOUS in your stairwell!

    1. Thank you! I am so jealous of you doing the Disney. I wish I had enough time off to do it this coming year! But, I'm planning on doing 2014, so I'll live vicariously thru you for '13!

  2. Spectacular! That painting is perfect for that spot. Damn girl you are SO talented!

  3. LOVE the finished product (and actually I really enjoy seeing the step by step too :) ....as always you are so so talented! It'll look great in your staircase.