Last week I painted a Trompe L’Oeil mural of Venice, Italy in a breakfast nook off the kitchen. It illustrates a perfect example of when to employ a mural. I am not a feng shui expert, but can you imagine eating a bowl of cereal with the sharp corner of a framed painting inches from your head? Every time you get up or down your painting might get bumped or skewed?
Here is the mural of the week (drumroll…..)
And if you want to see the big picture on how it fits in to the kitchen, and why it makes such a difference for the room, click here.
I love it when I paint murals that resolve design challenges. When there is really no other good solution for a particular wall. I could create a list, but at the top would be bare stucco retaining walls (who wouldn’t want to look out their basement windows to a beautiful vista?), hallways, windowless rooms or workspaces, and, my favorite, big walls that are the focus of a room, but look awkward or disjointed when broken up by smaller paintings. I have a wall in my room that fits the last category. It is a long run of wall that ties together two spaces, including the wall I look at from my bed. But I wanted something subtle, and background, not full mural image and definitely not heavy black framed prints or photos. So I painted a monochromatic tree.
Here is the image of that:
I love looking at it every day! You can click here to see more images of the monochromatic tree.