The Mural

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I finishes this afternoon. This is kind of the round about photo montage. I think you can get the idea- the frog was a request by the three year old girl who lives there. Next, the mom is going to put silk cushions and pillows all over the floor, hang sconces from the walls, and drape fuchsia and violet curtains in the “windows”. The room is actually quite small- about 7′ square.

Pretty cool for hide-out for a bunch of kids!

By the way, in case you can’t tell from the pictures (and I’m sure you can), this room is underground, there are no actual windows and even the wall are really just plain white walls. I painted each brick and beam in- none of it is real. I also filled the “sky” with real constellations and printed the kids names in Egytian cartouches on the wall;  they get to solve the puzzle of what each one says. He he he.

21 thoughts on “The Mural

  1. HoLEEEEE…..My kids would have loved to have you paint their little underground world, unfortunately, we don’t live there anymore.


  2. Holy Hannah! That is amazing! I wish I was loaded with money and could have you come paint my house. And paint me pictures. And do my furniture. And sew me things. You could be my own personal art person! Hey, I can dream, right? 🙂

  3. Thanks every for being to nice. I really isn’t the best mural I’ve ever done- but it’s not bad, and they really like it. I just think the whole idea is so great- turning an unused cave in the house into a fantastic play area.

  4. You clever creative amazing girl! I’ve always wondered how you can paint murals and keep all the porportions right… I can’t keep everything straight on a piece of paper, let alone a couple of walls! Very cool!

  5. This is incredible, I love all the personal touches that really will make it special for the family.

    Very tranquil and gorgeous blue sky!

  6. I hope this isn’t inappropriate to ask, but what kind of paints do you use? I’m about to embark on my very first mural-painting experience in my downstairs hallway (a coral reef), and I’m at a bit of a loss. Do I use regular acrylic paints? Do I use regular wall-paint? A combination?

    You are a master–I’m so amazed at all the things you can do.

  7. Regular acrylic paints are fine- as well as wall paint. If I am painting a large mural, I go have quarts mixed up of the “printers primary” colors, (Behr at Home Depot or any other quality paint will work fine) then use black and white to tone or tint them- and you literally make any color under the sun.

    For a smaller mural, I’ll just use regular acrylic tubes. That gets too pricey though for anything bigger than a few feet.

    Oh, also: I didn’t use it on this mural, but with acrylics it can help if you need to do a lot of ton and blending- you can add medium to the paint and it won’t dry as quickly, giving you extra time for tweaking with it.

    Good luck!

    (I am SO far from masterful, but thank you very much 😀 )

  8. Forget the hide out for the kids! I would want to hide there…does it have a lock:) Great job, it looks fantastic!

  9. Gorgeous! You have a wonderful talent. I agree with others that the personal touches specifically for the family for whom you painted this are fantastic. I wish I could pay you to come paint here, too…

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