Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Part of the Mural

Here is the fox going to ground. I actually loved this part of the mural the best. I loved putting together those brambles and of course my signature ferns, which I usually paint in my wildlife or woodland paintings.

Wall Mural:The View from the Front Door Entry Hall.

The space was so narrow that you couldnt quite get a good streight on view of the project when finished. I was actually standing in the door way of the office when I shot this angle. Another intersting note about this Mural is that The Client and her Friend both learned how to paint sky and mountains just for the purpose of working on this project. They both helped paint an those elements. Each person was assigned a section and I blended the bits together. It worked wonderfully. I have to admit it did increase the time on the project by weeks because of the stopping and starting due to the classes. I think, however, that it was worth it.
One last note. This mural is signed in two places. One at the bottem right as usual. And one near the horses incase for some reason they might have to move the mural , if they loose the signature near the edge there will still be a signature on the Mural where ever it is installed.
It was quite a fun project. I really enjoyed the people I was working with as well as the opportunity to paint on the wall and to paint really large.
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The Dogs on the Mural

Here are the family dogs. I was a little nervous about the boxer because she is a brindle and such a sweetheart. The last day of painting she posed for me. It was really awsome. I got some cute photo's of her with the light streaming through the window. Notice the blue tractor in the back. We tried to get the colors as close as possible in every aspect however keeping in mind that it was all fantasy.

More of the Mural

The Fox Hunting Party. These ponies actually were portraits of the the family equines. The Bay horse, while not belonging to the family, is fox hunted frequently by the client.

What I did for my summer Vacation: Painting a Mural

This is the view from the kitchen/den of the finished project. The Mural was about 8 ft wide and at the tallest section it was about 6 feet tall. There was a chair rail about 3 ft above the floor.
Wall Mural is of a fantasy Fox Hunt with the Client and her children. The family dogs were also included. And even the father was in the picture in the background.
For more about Artist Linda L.Martin see her website at