Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tree Mural: Almost Finished!


Things have been so incredibly busy here with birthdays, parties, visitors, and school stuff, that I haven't had a chance lately to work on our Family Tree mural.  I was able to pick up the brush today and do a little more work on it.  It's coming along!

I need to work a bit on the right side, which represents spring.  Once the tree is finished, we can work on adding framed photographs to the wall.



5 comments:

Danyel Pink said...

Looks really nice!!

Gail said...

What an awesome idea!! Your quite the artistic lady.

Kara said...

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful idea!

Becky Dawson said...

That looks awesome! I've been wanting to do a tree on our livingroom wall for a while now too...but I'm scared It will look sloppy. Yours is so perfect! I'm impressed. How did you begin? Did you draw it out first?

hoffee and a nuffin said...

A little risky, but here was my method:

I began with the trunk. There was no sketch or "plan" in place. I started at the base and worked toward the sky. Very much in the same way a tree will grow.

The leaves were all done one at a time by drawing shades of green, then gold, then later red from a "palette" which is actually only a large yogurt lid. Nothin' fancy!

You CAN do this. Remember, it's only paint. If it doesn't turn out well the first time, apply primer and start again.