Friday, January 7, 2011

Lots to post today! One of my Murals and A Thank You!

Well I still haven't gotten a chance to start the new blog yet, Crazy busy work week. I usually slow down after Christmas, but not this year. Whats up with that???? So I'm going to share one of my favorite Murals I've done on this blog today.

                                       Tuscan Bistro
 This was a parade home I did a few years ago. It was down in a basement and I worked using spotlights. All the builders were all working at the same time to try and finish up, every time they started a table saw the power went out. LOL. A little frustrating but such a fun job!
The door leads to a wine cellar, The builder wanted me to do an outdoor scene of a Tuscan Bistro. Like your looking onto a street.
I did the sky with clouds, but you can't tell in the picture, All of the faux stones, plants, shutters, etc.

This is a shot of looking at the street lined with buildings. Lampposts, A clock tower in the distance, plants, etc.  I Loved doing this mural as the homeowners let me do what ever I wanted.
A little added info. Its done with regular latex wall paint, so its washable. The stone took me the longest.
I generally can do a mural in a day, This one for the sky, Two wall murals, stones,
 took me four days to complete.
The pictures are a bit blurry, sorry!
So this is what I do for a living! I hope to share some how to's with you all in case you'd like to try your hand at faux finishes yourself.

Now a Thank you to a special lady!

I received this beautiful wrapped package in the mail recently from one of the sweetest ladies around!


This gorgeous card!!!!


And this beautiful fabric bag! Any guesses who its from?

Inside vintage postcards, ledger sheets wrapped with ribbon, another bag of treats. Chocolates!!!

Vintage embroidery floss and postcards. Have you guessed who yet?

And Yummy chocolates. This gal really gets me! LOL
Its all from the wonderfully talented Marie at  Lost Bird Studio
Marie does some of the prettiest French inspired things around. Swoon....
Do pop over and see her work, A must add to your blog list!
Thank you sweet Marie. I adore it all!!!!

49 comments:

Terry said...

Lynne, you totally blew me away with this mural! Totally amazing and incredible! I love this my most talented friend. I was thinking Marie, because I follow her blog and did win a delightful prize months back. Have a wonderful day and again the Tuscan Bistro is gorgeous!

Jingle said...

Wow! Your mural work is incredible! So gorgeous!

Anji Johnston said...

Oh my good god Lynn - un-be-liev-able!! So much perspective and detail - you are just awesome! Isn't it great when a client gives you artist license. I have had a bad run with clients lately (they all want me to see into their imagination!?) so I think I am in semi- retirement mode at the moment. How long did this one take you BTW? Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

What awesome goodies you received from Marie! Fantastic mural, too. I love it! Your "job" has to be great fun!
Angela

agypsyangel said...

That is spectacular!!!!
And what a nice surprise package from your friend.
Hugs. Kim

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your mural! You are one very talented lady! Personally I don't know why you have to start another blog to share your art. I already follow alot of blogs (135) and I doubt I will start following many more. I liked seeing your art on this one :)

Sarah said...

Oh, WOW! I felt like I was in Italy again. The depth you achieved on a flat wall is just amazing. Breathtakingly gorgeous, Lynn. You can come paint on my walls anytime...LOL

Jo said...

Lynn, wow ... gorgeous my friend ... i just wanted to keep walking up that street ... after a glass of red of course out side of the bistro ... wow ... and wow again ... you are such a talented heart! and your friends blog ... gorgeous!!!

Marlene said...

Oh my GOODNESS. You do MURALS, too?!!!!! Is there ANY end to your talent?!!! WOW!

Zoechaos said...

WOW your glass work blew me away this just wipes me out wonderful work and a real door in it just to add to the confusion. Love it XOXO Zoe

Cher' Shots said...

I am sooooo impressed with your work. Your mural is one of the best I've ever seen on the web. May I ask what type of medium you use? flat paints, acrylics?? Whatever it is, it's gorgeous.
Nice gift packet too ~ Sweeeet!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh marie is a sweety and all of her creations are oh so lovely. your mural, btw, is stunning! you are quite the artiste mon amie!

Jocelyn said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW....I love this!!!! It is just mind blowing!!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!!!

Shelley said...

I am so incredibly impressed with your mural! Thanks so much for sharing it. I'm not surprised to see such fantasic artwork, after all, I see awesome stuff every week that you do here, lol.

sonya said...

Hi Lynn,
Wow! Wow! Wow! Your mural is just beautiful. I bet the owners are just thrilled! You can come to my house and paint a mural if you want!LOL!
Isn't Marie just the sweetest? I recognized her work and I love visiting her blog.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sonya

misteejay said...

What wonderful work - it is amazing.

Toni xx

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG, this is utterly amazing! You are so talented. I know I keep telling you that but you keep proving it further! I thought it was a photo of a street there. I bet they were very pleased when it was done!!!

Netty said...

You definitely have got to have a word with my art teacher Lynne, she has definitely got to be teaching me all wrong. Been going over 4 months now and have only just mastered painting a hand.........lol
Brilliant work my friend you are so blessed to have such a talent and thank you for sharing it with us. Such a joy to see.
Terrific presents as well, beautiful. Hugs Annette x

Terry said...

I came over to take another look and tell you that I guess I need to move to ID, so you can paint me a mural!!! And of course I noticed I added an 'e' to Lynn! Slip of the keyboard! Can't get that out of my mind!

Sharon said...

Wow Lynn you are very talented. Your mural is amazing! You really should have a blog just for all of your art projects. I have one but is is mostly a record of all my art for my family and my self. I have not done any art in months. We have been busy painting the inside of our house and then the holidays. I am missing doing something.I guess you just have to make time for the things you love to do, Huh?
Love our sunny days here in ID but it sure is cold.
Have a wonderful day!
Sharon

Susan said...

Your murals are absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing! Awesome!!
How sweet your friend was to send you that beautiful gift!!

Robin said...

That is an incredible mural Lynn, and to think you did it in just 4 days is even more amazing! What a fabulous person Marie is and her goodies are just precious. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Lynn, there I was thinking that was an actual street - you are one talented girly... thank you for sharing your AMAZING art with us... I just LOVE your style xxx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Lynn,
you really made me laugh! What a
wonderful post about my little gift and beautiful photos! That was so sweet of you, thank you.
Now your Tuscan Bistro is just amazing!!!WOW,incredible!
Have a wonderful weekend GF.
Hugs,
Marie

Healing Woman said...

Lynne! You used to tromp plois (this is spelled totally wrong) murals! I am so impressed. I love the Tuscany scene. This is incredible! They are very difficult to master. You are fantastic!!!!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your Tuscan mural is a jaw dropper! Beautiful and perfectly-created perspective ... I'm sure that were we there, we could step right onto that Italian street!

.. and OUU! Have fun with the goodies! :)

Oxana said...

WOW!!! Your mural work is amazing!!! I love it!
Hugs
and happy week-end to you, my friend!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I want to move into your mural. It looks enchanting. I love that the door goes into a wine cellar. I'm sure they were very, very pleased with your work.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lynn,
Oh wow, such talent and do achieve such a big painting in just a few days~absolutely FABULOUS!

I'd be happy for you to continue showing your great art work right here!
Ah, how about some tutorials~LOL
Hugs,
Anna

Tracy Evans said...

Wow what a talented lady you are, your mural is fabulous, wonderful attention to detail, I would not know where to start. Tracy Evans x

PetraB said...

The mural is mind-blowing. It looks so absolutely real! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, it is so inspiring.

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Just stunning! Your such an amazing artist and an amazing woman as well! I am always so in awe of you :)
Inka

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful Mural.. Your are so talented. I would say when I grow up I want to be just like you. But I think I am older than you! Hee Hee. Hope you have a happy weekend.. Hugs, Linda

Sandy Davis said...

Wow, the mural is so awesome. I love it and all the detail. You made it sound like 4 days was a lot, and im impressed that, that is all it took.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I had no idea you did this kind of stuff GF, OMG, you really are amazing. The more and more I learn, the more and more I drool all over the keyboard! lol, the mural is unbelievable, beautiful, wow. Your gifts are well deserved.

Lisa Somerville said...

Oh my word Lynn - such a stunning mural! You're super talented!

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh man, you lucky dog! Okay, not only is that mural you did amazing, (I'm not surprised) but who knew you did that??? Wow, will you come make my house look like Italy please??? Too cool Lynn. AND you get such an amazing goodie bag from Marie. Double lucky dog. Thanks for swinging by and entering the contest AND posting about it!! You're the best. Take care, and yes, glad this year is behind us for sure. You already are a good person, how can you improve?? Hugs, Riki

Laura said...

Wow! clever you! and only 4 days! Looks amazing!

Fantastic pressie too.

Martina2801 said...

Wow - that`s great, Lynn! I`m overwhelmed!
And what a wonderful gift from Marie!
Have a nice weekend my dear!

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Lynne,

What a cool mural...very intricate! I used to do murals about 15 years ago, but due to my disability I am no longer able to. Looks like you got some awesome goodies in the mail, too.

Back to work on snowbear!
Meri

Cyn said...

Lynn..I am speachless..well almost LOL YOu are an amazing artist!! That mural is so beautiful!! Love that you are posting this stuff for us all to see
Cyn

JeanFB said...

WOW! Your mural is stunning. The depth and perspective you've captured is simply incredible. It would take me 4 days just to sketch the thing out, LOL! Gorgeous. :)

Suz said...

Oh, my, Lynn,
I am completely blown away. Your mural is incredible. I kept thinking I was looking at photographs. You are so talented in so many areas. I just can't believe this one, though.

So good to see pictures of you looking so healthy (
In the next entry!) I know how sick you were and am so glad you have recovered. I wonder if you still have any side effects, such as fatigue or if you are back to normal.

I love Marie's blog and am not surprised at all at this kind, kind

Fondly,
Suz

Christine said...

Wow, this is goregous!!! I would love to see one of your pieces in person some time!

Marva said...

Oh Lynn, you are amazing!!!! Your Tuscan Bistro is fabulous!!! I always wanted to paint on the walls but hubby would never let me. I'm not too sure I could do as good of a job as you did though...

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Lynn your mural is absolutely amazing! I'm impressed you can work that fast as well. Thanks so much for visiting and following our new CQ blog and for the nice comment. I'm looking forward to your 'how tos' on murals also. Take care, Connie

Suzanne C said...

Lyn... I had to look at that mural about 7 times because I couldn't believe it was painted... That looked like I could walk in and sit down on those chairs. (And I wanted too!) That is just awe-inspiring! WOW WOW WOW.

funkycrafter said...

OMG! have gotten behind on checking my favorite blogs list and just saw this. it is totally over the top. your art is beyond words good.

Tolegranny said...

The Bistro is amazing. You have alot of talents hiding from us. The murals are fabulous. I've only done one mural and that was on my daughter's bedroom wall. That was enough for me. Hard on the arms even standing on scaffling (spell?).

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