Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some of my first murals

(complete wall) Fire Island light house mural in a bedroom
"door" I painted on the wall at the end of the hall
closet door painted to look like a bookcase

When we moved into our house on Long Island almost 20 years ago, I hated the walls and that helped motivate me to try murals. I figured, so what if I don't like it and have to paint over it? I quickly got over the fear of painting on walls and the "what if I don't like it?" stress.

We bought a new house a few years ago and all I could think of was how was I going to deal with all the wall space! I hung up my paintings right away without even getting all the furniture in the right places. I still had those walls that needed something more. With this new house with its freshly painted walls, I relapsed into my old thinking about painting something I might not be happy with. I got over it, as you can see from my Monday post.

I will be posting more of my newer mural photos soon, but today I am going to share some of my first murals from my house on Long Island.

Thanks for looking!


  1. They're all lovely. My fave is the bookcase.
    So tell me, what paint did you use to paint these with?

  2. Just regular acrylics- sometimes I use latex as a base coat if I have a background of one color. Thanks, Pat- I miss that bookcase- left it when we moved!


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