Wild about Wolves

wolf_mural_final1.jpg

Perhaps it’s the onset of winter… or maybe the new Twilight saga coming to theatres… either way, I’m inspired to show this room.

wolf_mural_1.jpg

As with every beginning, it started out as a few lines. The blue tape shows the area that will covered by the bed. The bed took up a sizeable space on the wall, so I had to be careful that the mural wouldn’t be covered up.

wolf_mural_2.jpg

One of my favorite features about this design was the addition of the life-sized birch trees that seemed to grow out of the floor and right through the ceiling.

wolf_mural_3.jpg

When painting with a more realistic slant, I often use pictures I find in books and online to help me paint more true-to-life.

wolf_mural_4.jpg

What I especially love about this mural is how the scene conveyed this snowy wilderness habit, and yet, the overall color scheme for the room was very warm- with buttery yellows and rusty browns throughout.

wolf_mural_5.jpg

Another thing I really like about this room is that it demonstrates how you can paint a scene in a room without re-painting an entire room. Rather than creating a literal division of sky and earth, the background and foreground simply emerge from the same color.

wolf_mural_final2.jpg

The final result is warm and wintry… and WILD….like something from a wilderness lodge!

wolf_mural_final4.jpg

And yes, all the wolves were given names.

wolf_mural_final3.jpg

wolf_mural_final1.jpg