Category: Painting a mural

Earlier on this I mentioned a tropical mural I was painting for a client who wanted to feel that they could just step into the water. It is finally finished and has been installed! The first part of this video shows the mural being painted, installed and touched up finishing with the new owner sitting in front of it on a beach chair. The second part is a slideshow of other tropical paintings. I love to paint water, especially tropical water and tropical scenes. 


Painting a Custom Mural

A client of mine said, “I would like to have a wall in my house that makes me feel like I am at the beach and could just step into the water.” Since she doesn’t live anywhere near me we arranged for this mural to be painted on canvas, rolled and delivered to her house. It isn’t finished yet, but when it is it will be stretched onto the wall like wallpaper.Partially painted canvas muralWhile working on this project I have been immersing myself in images of tropical scenery. Since I love the beach and all things tropical this painting has been a real pleasure for me. Working all day doing something I love to do, painting, and filling my mind with beach and ocean pictures is really a wonderful dream life. This type of daily life is something I have been working toward achieving for years and years. I feel it is happening and has been happening without me realizing it. I draw, paint, imagine, design and that is my gift. I need to just be grateful for this lifestyle.

I spent about 3 weeks working on this mural. It is a side of a garage. My client and I discussed what she would like to see when she sat in her courtyard backyard, and it wasn’t the blank wall. She said she would like to be able to see all of her favorite San Diego landmarks right from her back yard in her imaginary scene. I put in the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, the tower at Balboa Park, the San Diego Convention Center and some typical flowers from the area.That’s the fun of planning and designing your own view. “See my website, for the finished mural.  Nancy Painting