Home Stretch

With the base images applied – I got working on the details of the piece. It was nice to leave the relative tightness of the stencils behind and start filling in freehand. I was a little tentative at first – even though the Montana cans use a constant pressure technology and provide a range of nozzles it felt to me that the paint was shooting out of a gun – faster than applying oil paint with a brush at any rate.

I did get used to it and I even got to like the effect that miss-aimed sprays had on the paintings. Since I was using large areas of black paint in the graphic –  the splatters and specs of color from nearby areas worked from my point of view.

 

Occupied
Occupied

Moo
Moo

Whole
Whole

side
One Percent

I did have to paint the top as well – if you don’t feel like climbing the tree here is what you might miss.

Ridge Back
Ridge Back

I signed the piece using a stenciled signature – and applied the Public Art Sticker. I also cleaned the concrete base on the transformer.

I wrapped up by applying a clear-coat – this protects the pigments from UV light and slows the bleaching out process then I applied an anti-graffiti coat – done.