This mural was one of those projects that really transformed a space, and brought it to where it “should” be. Here is the “before” shot. My client is a yoga instructor, living in the city (downtown Atlanta). She lives in a loft space, but also wanted a more earthy, organic feel to the space. (Especially for when she’s teaching yoga classes in this very room!)
We decided a mural of a cherry tree (symbolic in many ways) would be the perfect addition. I suggested doing the mural in a color very similar to her wall color, that way it remains serene in the space, and not too childlike. We went with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone Paint’s “Tea.”
Here are some in-progress shots. This mural was one of the ones where I mostly go off of instinct, and paint what I feel. I sketched it out before hand, but with the more organic subjects I’m painting (trees, flowers, animals), you usually have to go off of your intuition quite a bit! But, don’t worry – if you feel like you can’t take that on, you can always use an electric overhead projector for a project like this!
I did all the main mural in the “Tea” color, then went back with my client’s wall color for the highlights. This is when the mural really came to life!
Here are some final after shots: