Today, I wanted to share with you guys a fun mural that I completed for a client here in Atlanta, at their office space at a high-rise in the city.
The look was sort of a watery, organic, bubbley feel. Not completely obvious as to what it was, but more of an abstract that is graphic and eye-catching. The designer of the space was using mostly grays and whites for the rest of the surfaces (think: Carerra marble floors, gray herringbone-patterned Flor carpet tiles, charcoal gray accent walls, and whispery gray walls, offset by crisp white trim), so the Tangerine Tango mural and orange fabric she is using for conference chairs will be a great splash of color (and it’s the color their company is known for!). And, incase you haven’t heard, Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s Color of the Year .
I did this mural freehand, as I found that using a pencil seemed to give too much restriction with my brush, but if you are so inclined to create one of your own, feel free to use a watercolor pencil to sketch first.
I wanted two main large bubble areas – one on the top right, and one on the bottom left, then I wanted them to sort of connect and play at each other. I used MyColor™ inspired by PANTONE’s “Tangerine Tango”, which you can order here. Or, you could use MyColor™ inspired by PANTONE’s “Carrot”, which is available in select Lowe’s stores, or you can also order here. I loved using this particular paint for this project, because it does not drip or bleed!
Basically, the process involved me painting one bubble, stepping back ten feet and looking at the whole wall (which was 18 feet) as a composition, then stepping back forward and painting something else; repeat. Once I had the whole mural where I wanted it, I went back in and went over all of my lines again. This photo is the mural about 70% done:
I liked these areas where the bubbles overlapped and I filled in the insides.
and, the finished product:
(there will be a TV in the middle of the wall)