It is an interesting hobby, this window painting.
My business started over 30 years ago and it is still a large part of my life even though I don’t paint as often.
Over the past couple of years I have worked on getting my portfolio organized and resetting my themes and images so I can go tackle Christmas and other holidays with my paintings. The economy has hampered my business tremendously but I hope to call on more clients in the near future.
In a story I wrote you will read about how I got started window painting. My First day painting windows was when I was 14. The details are in this lens on Squidoo. It was a great day for me as you will find out why:
A Day In The Life Of A Holiday Window Painter
Image: M Burgess
Having an assorted set of sketches is vital to creating your design and organize your portfolio.
Setting your images on paper gives your window clients an idea of what you have to offer them in design choices. By having a complete set of images set on paper you also have a way to demonstrate your talent.
Pre-draw images to use in the holiday theme you are working with. Compile a sketchbook for each of the major holidays.
Detail the sketch for an idea of what the complete image will be when finished so you also have an idea of how you want the image to appear when you paint it. Create single sketch images out of elements you will use for the complete design. An example of Poinsettia and Candles design and Candy Cane w/ Bow is shown.
For The Christmas Theme
Sketch these individual images:
Holly Leaves and Berries
Poinsettia Flowers (My Favorites!)
Santa (Of Course!)
Presents or Gift Boxes
With these single images, you can create a host of designs.
A Christmas Wreath incorporates several holly leaves and a bow for a colorful decoration on a door top. Holly leaves can trim and decorate difficult window areas and accent your greeting scene.
Create the sketches first, then add photos of your finished designs to create your portfolio!
For additional information see: So, You want to paint Holiday Windows? or visit the site: Holiday Window Paint.com
Images: M Burgess