Chameleon Mural – Part 2: Royal & Aqua

On Thursday after work I had some time to work on my mural.  I drew some stripes on, based on the color print-out I’m using as a template.  Then mixed up a shade of royal blue I liked and painted it on:

        

Today I worked for an hour to make the tree branch look more real.  I added some additional darker and lighter shades, and some wispy lines:

        

Then drew some additional patterns, mixed up a shade of aqua I liked, and painted them in.  Birdie found the whole thing pretty interesting when I placed one canvas in the upstairs hall:

I also added a preliminary eye and mouth:

        

So here’s where I am as of today:

       

Meanwhile, Ms. Birdie continues to come out of her shell now that Bonkers is pretty much just a first floor cat.  My small brown paper bag from the art supply store was on the girl cave floor [it’s in the right of the following pics] and she pounced on and flattened it.  So I brought up a full sized grocery paper bag and she dove straight in.  It was adorable:

        

Both Darwin [on the stool] and Birdie [on the middle shelf of the workbench] enjoy hanging out in the girl cave while I paint.  Bonkers has recently rediscovered the joy of a catnip pad – he was picking it up with his teeth and shaking it around while giving it a complete bath:

        

We miss Franc soooooooooooo much.  Seeing the empty rat cage in the living room is so depressing.  I took all the balloons I hung around the living room last weekend for Jim’s birthday & tied them instead to the rat cage.  In a few weeks we’ll be getting rat babies:

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8 Comments

  1. Deine Schwester

    Iam glad,to see that finished result.
    Ich freue mich, dass fertige Ergebnis zu sehen.
    Liebe Grüsse

    • Nine Dark Moons

      I still have a few more colors and detailing to add, then it will be finished. I look forward to it too!

  2. Birdie’s tail is cute–you can see the stripes even though it’s black.

  3. I love getting updates on the cats. The chameleon project is cool too!

  4. Love this chameleon project!

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