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Old 01-15-2012, 07:43 AM
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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)


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

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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

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Re: Mountain House Mural

Ruth,

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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:24 PM
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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!
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Re: Mountain House Mural

delightfully beautiful!
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...adding my "Wow"!
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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!!
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Very peaceful, I really like it! Great work
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