Friday, April 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday or Faux Friday

First let me apologize for the quality of the photo.
 I had to take a scan from a photograph I did of this mural.
At Paint Party Friday its week 6 , they asked us how we go about doing a painting.
In this case it was for my client. She wanted a large Trompe l'oeil painting
in her dining room of a garden scene. You can see the size by comparing it to the chandelier hanging in front of it.  
After working out the details I lightly sketch my design on the wall
using watercolor pencils, I paint in the sky, mountains and all background images. Then begin layering in all the foreground. When its dry. I taped off for the gate and used a flexible curve for the metal work.
I use regular latex paint so its washable.
Go check out all the artwork this week at
Paint Party Friday and get inspired to do some of your own painting!
Again sorry for the terrible photo!

59 comments:

Anesha said...

Stunning!!!!

misteejay said...

Oh my...it makes you feel as if you could just walk out into that beautiful garden - stunning work Lynn.

Toni xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just magical love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Netty said...

Oooh its gorgeous Lynn, you are so talented my friend. I don't think if I live to be 100 will ever turn out masterpieces like this.... sob sob. Happy Easter to you and your family, Hugs Annette x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Stunning,Lynn!!!TFS.
Hugs,
Marie

craftattack said...

Amazing work!

bes53913 said...

Lynn, from a fellow muralist, fabulous! For years I painted murals anywhere from 8x8 to 8x96! But with health issues had to switch to less strenuous art forms. Anyway, your work is wonderful - thanks for sharing!

Zoechaos said...

WOW! another wonderful scene you can also feel the soft breeze wafting in with a hint of floral perfume. Just wowwed by this. Happy Easter XOXO Zoe

Joann said...

Beautiful mural. Happy Easter.

stampdiva said...

Oh My Word!!!!
How can you top this one?!!! Each Faux Friday I amazed at what you share with us but this is remarkable.
I want to step into this painting and, take a deep breath and relex.
Wishes
Lynne

Jane Wetzel said...

you blow me away Lynn...this is awesome!

Heather said...

WOW, just gorgeous!

Gerri Herbst said...

What a beautiful mural. You always amaze. Your talent is wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.take care, gerri

art2cee2 said...

WOW! Yes all caps! This is just awesome and a mural...I would love to have something like that on my walls! :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing ! What a talent you have any in so many areas too. Beautiful mural so exquisite . A feast for the eyes.

Marie

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh SO beautiful- your murals are just so soul satisfying to look at. I can only imagine how happy the owners of this one are- to be able to look at that each day....WOW!
Gorgeous work as always!
PPF hugs,
Stephanie

Healing Woman said...

You make it sound easy Lynn but I know how difficult murals are to create. This one is beautiful.

SHERI C said...

VERY well done! Thank you for sharing it with us today. Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

I love love love tromp l'oeil!!! beautiful work!!!!

Happy Good Friday and Happy PPF!!!!

Artfully Musing said...

Ooo what a fab job you did. I wish you lived near me! Laura

Sarah said...

Another WOW!

Nelly said...

This is so cool! I can't believe this is in someone's dining room. Thank you for sharing your process. I have never worked on a scale this large, I can imaging it really difficult. You did an awesome job!

Christine said...

wow! It looks so real. brings the outdoors in.

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful... Such a great view!

I like the idea of using watercolor pencils to sketch on the wall... I always just use regular pencils... I'll have to give my watercolor pencils a try...

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Kristin

Melisa said...

What a beautiful mural! This will surely be their favorite room, now.

Diane said...

The shadows are what amaze me in this beautiful work. It doesn't sound like a big thing but if you don't get it right, it is! And you did it splendidly. This is gorgeous, lucky client.

Gloria said...

Love it! I want to be there in all that beauty. I could be walking there with my family pet member Chocolatte. It would be exciting. Beautiful work! Happy Easter and PPF!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! You are an amazing, multi-talented lady. Thanks for sharing your work.

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter,
Connie

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, this is awesome! I LOVE Trompe l'oeil! To look at this every day would be heaven. I LOVE it!

Linda R. said...

WOW!!! How cool is this.. I would love to have that scene in my dinning room.. So Amazing my friend..

Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Tammie said...

your mural is wonderful. it must be so sweet to live with something like that around your home.

ImagiMeri said...

Howdy special lady,

What a lovely mural. You are such an amazing talent, and I'm so fortunate to have met you in this cyber world. Sorry I haven't gotten my medical stuff off to you, but now I'm wondering if you even want it since you're not coming to Phoenix. My doctor, Dr. Anthony Yeung, was just chosen as one of the top doctors in his field. Let me know if you still want my info.

Big hugs, and happy Easter,
Meri

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Well done! Happy PPF!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Really wish I could sketch like this, so much dimension and detail. I would love to walk through those gates into this garden. Simply beautiful and as creative as ever. Tracy x

Roban Studio said...

WOW, your work just blows me away! It feels so real. I just love this mural. Have a Happy Easter!

Daniele said...

wow your work never ceases to amaze
hugs for the weekend

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I love the little portals to other lands that you create with your murals. Lovely garden scene!

CuddlyBunny said...

That photo isn't too bad as I can see what a beautiful work of art you've painted!

Jo said...

Totally Stunning!!!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

In awe. I want to wiggle my hand out of that door and feel the warmth of the sun.

Kat Sloma said...

That is so cool! Lovely painting. It reminds me of so many places in Europe!

lenoracle said...

Despite the quality of the photograph I can still tell it turned out amazing! Makes me want to be wherever that is haha. Happy PPF!

Doreen said...

Very nice painting.Tom

Kim B said...

Fantastic Mural! I saw it in google reader and knew you had painted it! Wonderful!!! Hope you have a very Happy Easter. Hugs, Kim

Terry said...

I sure want to pull up a chair and take in the breeze with a chunk of cheese and glass of wine! Ok, tequila! Beautiful, Lynn! Have a wonderful Easter!

Anne said...

This is wonderful! I can just imagine stepping through that gate!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lynn,
Oh wow, another fabulous Wall!
Gosh, how old are you? lol
You've acheived sooo many large paintings in your life!
Hugs,
Anna

Pointy Pix said...

This is so fabulous. Your murals just amaze me. I would love one in my home so i could have a little bit of somewhere warm and lovely that looks like i could walk right into! Stunning.

Annabelle said...

Lynn you are a painter of magical lands.This is gorgeous work.Breathtaking and just dreamy!

Happy Easter : )

ileana said...

Wow! I would walk right through that door. lol

You've done an amazing job. Congratulations!

angelself said...

Wow, you do great work Lynn! This is just fabulous...peaceful and inviting. Thanks also for telling us how you went about it..very interesting =) Kathryn

Marlene said...

I'm just GOBSMACKED by your gorgeous murals.

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous, your client is a very lucky lady. The whole thing is so peaceful, I would love to have this to look at while I was dining.

EVA said...

Beautiful!!! Your client must be thrilled to have such a beautiful "escape" in her home.

Heather said...

Wow Pam!! I would love to have seen this in progression! Beautiful!!

Toni said...

HOLY COW! That is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't realize how bit it was until read the part about the chandelier. You are so talented. I envy that!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Lynn...wow..another gorgeous piece...i love the gate..and it being opened...is powerful..beautiful work!
Victoria~

Suzanne C said...

I can almost smell the beautiful flowers! I want to walk through the beautiful garden you created.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so very talented- this is amazing- just gorgeous!!!

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