Rough sketch for mural. Watercolor.
This is lovely, although I would never have a mural in my house. They are too permanent, since I have more of a gypsy soul and like to change the pictures on my walls, unless I go through a period of having totally blank walls, like right now.
But I’m curious, what sort of paints do you use when you do an actual mural? And how do you transfer the design to a real wall? It must take enormous effort. I’m thinking Michelangelo on ladders with paint dripping on him.
Rose, sketch just for idea. Than I run with chalk drawing composition freely, I am good at it, I mean big scale. Reference -for details. Paints: house paints (eggshell, flat, matte), primer, glazing liquid, poly, universal tints, acrylic, metallic glazes, venetian plaster and other special material if needed. Living with murals: depends what. I planned to paint window in my kitchen with italian sea scene near the table, to open up the wall and create a happy mood with turquoise, and couple of lemons on the windowsill. I did red stone blocks around it to give outdoor feeling. And my work room is painted from top to bottom as sky and landscape, just the first layer as it was intended for my daughter, who wanted to live like outdoor, but than took another room. I like floating in that blues. Another world. But clients usually have many rooms, so they want mural here, there. And I like glazings, different techniques. And, yes, I paint in gloves, I am covered with paint and wearing mens work boots at work, but I can’t drip paint in nice clients houses.
So wonderful scenary.
That helps me to keep the motivation.
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