I'll be creating a live mural drawing and painting whilst at 'No Direction Home' festival from Friday 8th - Sunday 10th June 2012. I've made my own adjustable panoramic canvas out of six deep box canvases so I can move it around, adjust it's perspective, and add extra smaller canvases during the three days I'll be drawing/painting on it. A bit like real life field Tetris with paint and really loud music all around. Below are some photos and notes about how I created the structure:
I attached brass hinges to the horizontal surfaces which join together to create strength, and also so I can fold the vertical panels down when I need to carry them. I attached bent mirror plates to the vertical surfaces which interlock with black 'Japanned roundhead' wood screws to create rigidity. I also screwed four sets of chrome 'gate hook and eyes' into the top and bottom corner joins so the whole structure is freestanding and strong enough for me to draw/paint on.
In the picture left I was trying out drawing on a mini box canvas with some different coloured Posca and Artline pens. The colours didn't really show up in that photo but it was a fun 15 minute experiment.
|To the festival I'm taking lots of mini canvases and nice colourful pens to draw with. I'm also taking various coloured acrylics, brushes, and I will be provided with a large sheet of fabric and fabric paints.|
|In the photo above I'd nearly finished drilling and attaching hinges, hooks and adjusted mirror plates.|
|Completed back of the mural!|
|This is the front view of the completed box canvas mural before I draw all over it next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 'No Direction Home' festival.|