Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Search for:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Decorative Arts, Murals, and Faux
User Name
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-15-2012, 07:43 AM
Ruth's Avatar
Ruth Ruth is offline
Myrtle Beach, SC
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,786
Hails from United States
Mountain House Mural

Hi y'all! I just got back from the mountains of NC where I painted a mural in a client's new summer home. It was a day's drive to get there, four days of intense painting, and a day's drive home. I got home Tues. night and slept almost all day Wednesday! Whew! The view was spectacular from the windows and deck, and the moonlight shone in my bedroom window every night. Lovely.

Had to use ladder-on-top-of-scaffold trick to reach the top.

Air vents (aargh!) had to become something else:

Log cabin (light spots due to flash photography, sorry)

Bridge (sorry for shaky hands making blurry image)

Center of mural


As a little extra side job, the stove backsplash needed a little something.

Left side:

Right side:

Comments, critiques, and questions welcome, and thanks for looking!
Murals Plein Air Paintings Step-by-Step Mural Demo
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Autumnwillow's Avatar
Autumnwillow Autumnwillow is offline
A Local Legend
Front Royal VA
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,582
Hails from United States
Re: Mountain House Mural

WOW Ruth, your work never fails to inspire awe in me. I love the autumn colors, and how you made those vents disappear. Brilliant, you are amazing

"I'm going crazy, wanna come?"

Visit my website www.sommersend.com or my Facebook Fan Page www.facebook.com/sommersend
Useful links: General New User FAQ , Decorative Arts, Murals and Faux (my home forum) , Intro to Murals
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-20-2012, 05:52 AM
Carmella's Avatar
Carmella Carmella is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 37
Re: Mountain House Mural


Your mural is beautiful! I can't believe you did it in four days!..much less climbing a ladder on a scaffold!
I love all the animals you nestled in. You certainly increased the value of their home.

Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-21-2012, 10:57 PM
semper's Avatar
semper semper is offline
near Albany, NY
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,352
Hails from United States
Re: Mountain House Mural

I too, appreciate all the autumn colors that you used and as usual, your loose style that somehow looks very detailed from a distance. I have always admired artists who can achieve this. Great job.
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-26-2012, 11:27 PM
BarbaraInFlorida's Avatar
BarbaraInFlorida BarbaraInFlorida is offline
Veteran Member
Saint Johns, Florida (north of St. Augustine)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 898
Hails from United States
Re: Mountain House Mural

my kind of stuff! gorgeous as usual and in 4 days? you must be Wonder Woman in disguise! noticed you had the ladder bungeed in nice and tight. still a LONG way up there! love, love the colors.
Window Clings! Pysanky! e-reader covers!
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Grizabella Grizabella is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 109
Re: Mountain House Mural

Beautiful work! I'd never have been able to work on a ladder on top of a scaffold, though, so that part is absolutely amazing to me. I'd have gotten up there and then ended up just clinging for dear life to the ladder, frozen in place, eyes big as saucers, till the fire department came to get me down.

I love all the animals in the scene, too, and I think you've gotten the fall colors depicted beautifully.

Vent? I didn't even see it till it was mentioned, so you did do a great job hiding that. Congratulations on a beautiful job!
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-27-2012, 08:50 PM
maryinasia's Avatar
maryinasia maryinasia is online now
A WC! Legend
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 13,315
Re: Mountain House Mural

delightfully beautiful!
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-30-2012, 08:11 PM
gmarie's Avatar
gmarie gmarie is offline
A WC! Legend
A Californian! Coming Home Soon!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 15,272
Hails from United States
Re: Mountain House Mural

...adding my "Wow"!

Gladys Marie "I'm somewhere...in the future...and I look much better than I look right now!" ...KIM CLEMENT
Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Wonderful!!! ...MAE WEST
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-18-2012, 08:48 AM
eggnshells eggnshells is offline
Senior Member
Quebec, Canada
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 186
Hails from Canada
Re: Mountain House Mural

I know I'm late adding a comment but here it it. I love your colours and the clients have to be happy viewing this everyday. I would be. hats off to you for beautiful work!!
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-29-2012, 08:01 AM
nzuriel's Avatar
nzuriel nzuriel is offline
Senior Member
Digital Universe
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 302
Re: Mountain House Mural

Very peaceful, I really like it! Great work
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:21 PM.

© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.