A Magnum Opus in Three Walls
There was dust and noise, mud and port-a-potties. Yet this 2000 square foot wall mural was an incredibly fun project. I spent 7 weeks covering the retaining walls around an indoor play space with every trick in my bag: landscapes and people, trompe l’oeil and perspective as well as distressed finishes, rusted cars, lettering, and lots and lots of bricks.
It is crazy, but true, that on Sunday afternoons I would start to get butterflies, butterflies, about going to work on Monday. I loved working on such a large canvas, with such a varied and creative subject.
It amazes me any homeowner could stay so incredibly relaxed through the planning and “ugly stage” of the mural process, particularly when, as in the case with a large wall, the ugly stage lasts a lot longer! I was showered with their enthusiasm, creative ideas, and also given lots of artistic license.
The daughters did some finger painting in the flowers…