Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tree Mural

I just wrapped up another wall mural that turned out pretty awesome. If there is one thing I love it's when I get a chance to paint on a big empty wall. This mural came from an awesome lady that decided that she wanted a big tree in her bathroom. This is not a normal bathroom though. Her house is incredible. It was built to resemble an old farmhouse. The details in this home are incredible. From the natural wood and multiple fireplaces to the clawfoot tubs and bright white mouldings, this house is one of the coolest places I have ever got to paint. OK back to the painting. It took some serious time to paint all of these leaves. There are eight different shades of green to give the piece some color and depth. The trunk is done with an airbrush ( which is one of my favorite art tools to use.)

This is an awesome piece that client added to the piece. It fits in perfectly.

This was another mural that I really enjoyed painting. It is so rewarding to to be able to change a space with a painting.

Tandem Bicycle Painting

I was so excited when I got a call from Mandi at Vintage Revivals to do a painting for her. I was even more excited when she told me what she wanted. I have said this before, but I will say it again. I love when a person trusts me enough to give me an idea and let me do my thing. She told me she wanted a an old vintage style bike that can seat two people. There is no such thing as an old vintage bike with a tank and fenders so I got to design it from scratch. Sent Mandi the rough draft and took it from there.

We decided to do the painting on an 8 by 4 foot piece of veneered plywood. I stained it a blonde stain and started painting.

The contrast with the natural wood and Cobalt Blue color of the bike really worked. I was happy that we decided to cut the piece in to fifths to give it more texture and contrast to the room.

Mandi is crazy talented so her space was amazing as always. The piece ended up fitting in perfectly into her entryway. If you have not checked out Vintage Revivals go get lost in her blog now!!! you can find her at