March 23, 2009

English Garden Mural

(quick rendering)
This mural started with an empty canvas or "blank" wall. The desire was to add interest in a dead space in a lower level. The ideas were an English Garden with a fountain, so back to the studio I went and quickly sketched some ideas out. This rendering was the plan. A window looking out into a garden with a lovely fountain, some flowers, trees, a few butterflies and a birdie in a tree.

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This is the finished mural of the English Garden.

close-up of the trim detail.
close-up of the iron work with gold accents.
close-up of the topiary.

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This is the close-up of a corner detail. Pretty flowers, if you look closely you might be able to see the ladybugs on some leaves and a dragonfly wonder about over the pond. This was a delight to paint & incredibly peaceful. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Also, I plan to show another mural at the end of this week of an adorable doggie's (Winston) new home at Buckingham Palace. A home fit for Royalty!!! Hehe
I hope everyone has a GREAT MONDAY!!!
~Miss Kris~


Unknown said...

Miss Kris!! I don't know how many ways to say it but you are truly remarkable and amazing!!! What an incredible talent you have! I have been sharing your posts with my non~blogger friends and they are in awe of you as well! Thank you for the inspiration...yet again! And, thank you for your friendship and good advice as well!
Much Love!

Draffin Bears said...

Oh how incredibly clever you are Miss Kris.
That is amazing and you would think you are looking out the window at an amazing garden. I love the topiary trees and fountain and flowers.

Lovely work and you must be so happy with this.

Enjoy your Monday

Marie said...

Absolutely enchanting! You're a real gifted artist!

FrenchBlue said...

You are amazing! Your detailed eye is priceless... I want you to come paint ladybugs & fireflies on my walls~~

Noel Solomon said...

Hi Miss Kris~ Thank you for sharing your amazing talent! This is something else.. I could stand at that wonderful wall and look at it for hours. xo- Noel

gina said...

Kris you have done it again. I think if I put my hand out under the water it will actually be running in my hand and I think I can even smell the flowers. What a great eye and hand you have. You are amazing! Absolutly stunning. great job. xo gina

Miss Kris said...

I'm am blushing over here! Thank you to EVERYONE for your very sweet comments. It means ALOT to me. Ohhh...Ms Janet, next time I'm out in California I'll stop by and paint you a few bugs. Hehe!!!


The Antiques Diva™ said...

My jaw literally dropped when I scrolled down from the adorable rendering which I already enjoyed, to see the finished product! You are amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

This is AMAZING! You are one VERY talented woman! I absolutely love it and I am sure your client is elated at the finished product!

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank you for being helpful with my painting the other day... make sure to visit on Friday... I think you be have won something!
ENJOY your day!

charmaine said...

hi Miss Kris! this mural is absolutely beautiful! your work is breath taking! it literally looks like your looking out of a real window. i just love your work, it's so romantic, enchanting and beautiful. the detail work is amazing! God has truly blessed you with an amazing talent. i am a true fan.

i wanted to let you know that i have given you an award. when you have time, please stop by to get it. keep inspiring!

God Bless,

Debbie Viola said...

I came upon your blog today and just had to comment. Your work is fabulous. That garden mural is so peacful and real looking. You did a great job. As an artist, I know how it's all in the details, and you certainly have painted beautiful details to make it look realistic and inviting.

Debbie Viola