Several months ago I was commissioned to create my first mural! The office room where the mural was painted had no exterior windows and the client wanted me to create a landscape so that the employees felt like they were looking outside. After multiple preliminary sketches they chose the image of the Santa Monica pier. On the wall I started with a charcoal drawing to lay out the composition, then started right in with acrylic paint. I began with the sky mixing up large quantities of the colors being used so that I would not run out. I then proceeded to paint the mountains followed by the sand and ocean, the pier and life guard post were painted last. I have always wanted to paint a mural and I really enjoyed the process. The only difficulty I had was climbing up and down the ladder while I was six months pregnant, but I managed! The scale is 9 x 12 feet
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