Dearsbury Village Gate Mural
Tribute to Lewis Carroll who was born in Daresbury
I was asked to paint a tired black gate in Dearsbury Village where l have undertaken many contracts. Instead of painting it black. I chose to paint a mural and utilise the flaking and blistering paintwork as the background surface, l sanded down the flaking paint with a orbital sander until it was smooth. Then free handed drew a scene from Alice and Wondering Land with the Cheshire Cat. Then painted in the mural with silhouettes with acrylic paint. When dry I used a Acrylic based varnish and sprinkled into gold flakes which left the gates Shimmering. Then applied two coats of oil based varnish to produce a yellow – golden appearance to the final look.