Friday, May 22, 2015
John went to work using the sketch as a guide for the tree. He first made rough outlines of the shape on the wall with white chalk. Then, he painted the tree trunk with a paint brush. Looking at the leaves and remembering that the owner had said she wanted it to look like a butterfly had flown from the tree; he elected to get several stencils of butterflies, birds and bees to intersperse through the tree canopy. The complete mural is shown here along with the original sketch the owner had liked. She was very pleased with the end result!