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Ruth
03-12-2001, 04:50 PM
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This is the mural I was working on in my dining room. It now lives at the Coral Beach Hotel here in Myrtle Beach. The two yellowish columns are real columns... the mural is on the wall between them.

Ruth



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carly
03-13-2001, 04:00 PM
Ruth! This is beautiful...it looks just like you could walk between the columns and onto the beach! I'm sure they will be wanting more...and I think you will get references too!
carly

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Ruth
03-14-2001, 05:55 AM
Thank you Carly! They do have a huge outdoor wall by the pool....hmmm...

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R.

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J F
03-14-2001, 08:53 AM
Oh, that is quite lovely, Ruth. Very nice work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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LDianeJohnson
03-14-2001, 04:11 PM
Ruth,

Really enjoying this mural! I have done tons of mural work and it takes lots of planning and special considerations apart from regular painting for framing.

I am confident many, many people will enjoy spending much time viewing this piece. The only concern I have is that children may blast into the wall as they attempt to run to the beach http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Diane

Ruth
03-15-2001, 08:34 AM
Thank you Jelaine and Diane! Don't worry D., it's behind a big registration counter http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif. I love doing murals, it is a lot of work, but good planning makes it go easy and I just love going back and seeing the finished ones. I can't believe it was little ol' me that did that!

Ruth

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J F
03-16-2001, 03:02 PM
I know the "I did that????" feeling, Ruth. LOL

I am also currently working behind a registration counter (5'x20') that is next to the bell desk I did a 6'x6' design on and beneath a ceiling I did a 12'x24' design on. And each night when I leave the unfinished registration piece and head home, I always stop and spin around and look up and down and ask "How on earth did I manage all this........and survive it???" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Again, lovely work. I'll cross my fingers you get more as a result.



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Gisele
03-19-2001, 10:04 AM
wow this is so beautiful!
Gisele

BevL
03-20-2001, 08:24 AM
Ruth, this is fabulous!
I wouldn't have seen this if I hadn't clicked accidently on this forum, so I'm glad I did. This is encouraging to see something like this can be done at home. This is one of the concerns I had with the mural I have been approached to do- that I am not away from home for long periods of time.
How is the canvas applied to the wall afterwards? Glue?
I haven't yet discussed details about the mural, as the restaurant has been having new furniture, carpet etc, installed. So at this point I still don't know what they want. If I could get away with working at home, it would be much more appealing for me to accept the project.
What medium did you use? I'm assuming acrylic? And canvas can be purchased in large sizes such as this without having to have seams? At art stores, or would I have to go somewhere else for sizes like this?
Now I'm getting enthusiastic!
I have one bedroom wall that would be perfect to carry out a project like this, and it is a sunny room, too! The other option is an 11 foot wall in my office here, but it's in the basement and has no natural light. Hmmm. Bedroom for sure! IF I do it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Thanks for calling my attention to your posting! Was surprised to see my name jump out at me. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Bev

Ruth
03-20-2001, 03:29 PM
Bev, I was hoping you'd find this eventually. The canvas is applied to the wall with wallpaper paste. Get a professional wallpaperer to do it. I've done it myself a couple of times and it's a big job. People with the expertise, equipment, and help can do it much better.

You can get mural canvas from Art Express and probably from any other art supply business. I usually get the unprimed kind and gesso it myself. You have to build a frame to stretch it on, or it shrinks and wrinkles when the gesso is applied.

I use acrylics because I'm usually on a limited time schedule, but if time is not an issue, use oils or whatever you're comfortable with.

If you'd like to call or e-mail me, feel free. I'd love to see you do this. It's such a satisfying thing to go see the work you've done after it's all installed and finished out.

And you know you'll get all kinds of encouragement and support from the folks here.

Ruth
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J F
03-24-2001, 11:47 AM
Just a nod on what Ruth said. Have a wallpaper guy do the install. I had 9 pieces recently installed by one and he did a fabulous job.

That same wallpaper installer is going to let me do three 8'wide canvas pieces to be installed side by side on a 24' wall. So, in case you get a job that is too big for you to do in your home, don't fret. A knowledgeable installer can easily put seperate pieces up together to look like one big piece.

Also, believe it or not, if you buy pre-primed canvas, you don't need to build stretcher bars. I simply tacked my canvas to the wall and it stayed put just fine. Saved me the time and expense of stretcher bars.

And, if you prefer the look of oil, may I suggest you try oil-based interior paint for some of your projects? It dries within a day, and looks quite nice. Because I love to blend my colors on the canvas, I try to use oil-based interior paints now and then.

I promise, I promise, I promise. I will have my mural work up on my website within the next 3 weeks.

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animal
03-24-2001, 11:50 AM
Nice one Ruth http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I especially like the way you did the sky, also nice colours throughout the whole mural. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

arlene
03-25-2001, 03:25 PM
Came out great Ruth.

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ironhorse
03-25-2001, 04:59 PM
Beatuiful painting Ruth. I just recently finsihed an at home mural too!! I found it very intersting on how you did it on canvas. Would have never thought of that! I did mine on board and then had it instaled. You can see it here: http://www.kodiaknet.com/ironhorse/pics/headinout.jpg
It's 3' x8' oil on MDF board.
I'm now tacking the baby room in our house. Painting big sure can be fun!
ironhorse

J F
03-27-2001, 10:33 PM
ironhorse, your work is beautiful!

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