I don't even need to set up a tent or take a long flight to a distant land... the mountains live right here, permanently, in my bedroom.
Within a week, my bedroom radically transformed, from a blank wall to a complete mountain scape. The mural is like a mirage—it seems like the real thing and then draws you in to look closer. The multiple layers create visual depth, like you can actually see over each mountain ridge. The gradation in colour looks calm and creates a peaceful feeling that fills the entire room.
All it took was a vision, 2 gallons of paint and a lot of fun. Here's a glimpse at my process in making this mural:
|I used string to grid the wall, then transferred a pencil outline of the image|
|Pouring the paint into more manageable-sized containers|
|The solid colours used at the top and bottom complete, time for a break!|
|Adding the first layer of mixed paint|
|Each mountain had a bit more grey (Kendall Charcoal) added to create a gradual layering effect|
|Yippee, only 1 more colour to go!|
|All done... time to enjoy the view and my cup of tea|
|Photo-shooting the final mural|
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