It's great fun painting for an audience, especially children, and I doubled as an entertainment feature for visitors to Paradise Fun Park . This Parksville pirate mural had a sky that was easiest to paint upside down, hanging over the back of the wall.
Cool morning summer light found me painting an ocean horizon, complete with an active volcano, for this pirate mural in Parksville, BC.
I don't often get a chance to paint fire and lava colours like full strength cadmium orange and diarylide yellow acrylics. Painting this active smoking volcano into the background horizon of this outdoor pirate wall mural was so fun that I would like to do another.
Bringing far off scenes and locations to life, like painting this tropical Caribbean beach, is one of the most informative aspects of being a mural artist. Whenever I paint a location, I develop a minor relationship with it and am inspired to visit it if I haven't already.
A theme park waterfall flows by this tropcial Pirate mural in progress, with only a completed horizon and volcano with a tropical beach. . As a BC mural artist living on Vancouver Island I have known about Paradise Mini Golf and Fun Park since I was a kid, so it was great fun to paint murals here.
Tourists visiting Vancouver Island watch me painting a pirate ship wreck on a tropical Caribbean beach. Painting a mural while interacting with the public can be challenging, but very rewarding. I enjoy encouraging kids by saying all you have to do is keep painting...
It was a great pleasure to paint a pirate into this Parksville mural that was inspired by artist Mark Davis, who illustrated many of the original Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean. I had a postcard as a boy of Mr. Davis' original illustration of a grinning pirate shooting a pistol while balancing on kegs of gunpowder.
As a Vancouver Island mural artist who is still a boy at heart, painting a Frigate Man-O-War pirate ship was great fun. While the pirate ship in this wall mural may be the only one to sail past Parksville, BC, you never know...