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!