I knew which scene I would be working from, and I knew the client was a true fan of the big Lebowski. This meant that accuracy was critical; even more so in a room where the work will be seen very closely. Whenever painting interior murals, especially in someone’s home, I rely almost exclusively on water-based spray paint and interior latex. I knew I was going to be there for several days, so I wanted everyone to be comfortable and safe while I took my time to get it right.
“We had never had any type of artwork done like this in our home before, so I didn’t know what to expect. The detail Dan put into everything was incredible. The prep work alone, just to make sure your home is safe from spray was outstanding.
I had high expectations, because it was a piece I would walk by every day. Our friends and neighbors would see this art and I wanted The Dude to be instantly recognizable, so true fans would recognize the shot without question. I almost felt bad because of the pressure I put on Dan, but the delivery was everything and more.
I get lost in the art at times, just simply staring. I couldn’t recommend Dan Thompson enough. He is passionate about his work and takes extra time to include you in the creative process. The work was so tremendous that we have since commissioned numerous other pieces. – Kelly Thompson”
Looking back, I’m very happy with this piece. The Dude is without a doubt a beloved cult favorite icon and I sincerely hope Mr. Bridges himself would be proud of the finished work.