The art of creating a mural with a client

OK here I go! I hired a web company to help me with promoting my website and they told me, “I must blog.” But I’m a painter not a writer!

So, please bear with me and read this blog. I promise to share lots of picture! And, if you like them, I’d love if you’d share with friends.

Irish-style Sign Post labeling the different scenes

Irish-style Sign Post labeling the different scenes

I often receive calls from clients looking to have a mural painted but they have little or no idea what they want. This is part of the process that I love, helping to create the mural that will be a reflection of them. In that, I mean it will be a mural that they will love looking at everyday because it is something they are passionate about.

Ballybunion Ireland

Ballybunion Ireland

As an example, a few years ago, a woman called and asked if I could paint a window in the very dark foyer of her center hall colonial. A great idea! But, what did she want to see when she look out this “window?” We started to brainstorm and the creativity flowed.  Everyone got involved (except the cats).

The couple had just returned from a golf outing in Ireland. Being avid golfers and travelers, they combined their passions and had traveled many places.

Old Head Ireland

Old Head Ireland

The husband had just picked up the photos of their recent trip and they were very excited to share them. On seeing the photos I suggested that I could paint one of the scenes outside their foyer “window” that I was creating. But, they had golfed at 2 different courses, both of which they loved. I suggested maybe painting two walls and not just a window.

Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA

From there somehow, we all concluded that the entire foyer could be painted. They picked their favorite hole on 4 golf courses, the Mansion where they were married and a Irish-style sign post labeling the different scenes with the mileage from their home to each place. What better way to reminisce about a fabulous trip than to gaze upon the scene every day?

Beverly Farms, where they where married and Lookaway Golf Club (up the stair wall)

Beverly Farms, where they where married and LookAway Golf Club (up the stair wall)

 

Written by Sharon Harrison

2 Responses to “The art of creating a mural with a client”

  1. Kara

    Great post. The mural is amazing and it looks like it really brightened up a dark space in their house. Nice work!

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