These murals on canvas were painted for a home about 2 hours away from me. It was the first time I painted a full mural on canvas and then applied it to the wall with wallpaper paste.
They measured 9’ at the highest point in the arch and about 15’ wide.
The homeowner wanted a seascape as well as vineyard, so I took some artistic license.
I painted the balustrade, but the columns are real. The side columns are actually half-columns, glued to the wall inset.
See the chandelier lights? These niches are 2 stories up, in the homes’ family room.
I couldn’t have hung the murals by myself, so Hubby & BIL helped. Somewhere I have those pics, but I couldn’t find them this morning. Hubby rolled the wallpaper paste on with a no-nap roller & BIL pressed the canvas onto the wall.
This is the ledge they stood on. It’s actually about 3’ wide at its deepest point, but it was still scary.
The mural was actually 4 separate pieces of canvas. I just stapled one on to my living room wall and painted it, then moved on to the next one. Matching the seams proved a bit challenging, however.
The seams lined up behind the center column. I always take paints with me when I do an installation – just in case.
Notice the pretty trailing flowers? They weren’t in the original plan. I had to add them so the balustrade would appear to be lined up.
The last added touch were climbing grapes over one arch.
This was the first mural on canvas I painted, and I’m glad I was there for the installation. I learned a lot and now am completely comfortable painting them and shipping them all over the country!