Some of this family’s favorite memories are camping and sharing stories around the campfire. The screen in this home was a way that they shared stores indoors, so all that was left was to bring the environment around the screen! I was honored to be the one to bring this to life after years of the homeowner dreaming up the vision.
I started with the sunset gradient colors and clouds – this took nearly a week alone to achieve the effect I wanted. I have always had a fascination with sunsets and clouds prior to this project, but I continued to study each sunset on my way home every day to make sure I was creating a realistic painting in the room.
Next was drawing out the scene and working with the homeowner to collaborate on tree placement and the layout of the scene. He wanted to help recreate specific camp sites that he and his family had visited over the years.
Next I got to work on creating the faux trees and stones and putting layers of paint on the wall to bring the scene to life!
Some of my favorite moments during this mural was sitting in the outdoors studying flowers, trees and light hitting water in between painting it indoors. I especially loved painting the fish and the small waterfall near one of the faux trees.