Hand Painted Garden Mural entitled “Forage” by ATADesigns for Residential Project, London
Garden Mural design for London Based Residential Project
Forage Garden Mural
When I was asked to design a garden mural for this particular client, I thought YES! A fantastic opportunity to use my hand painting skills on an exterior wall, which I like to call my blank canvas. I’ve already created one garden mural, so this is my second and I love it!
My meeting with my London based client went well. We explored different ideas around what he’d like to see on his garden wall, with me introducing some of my own thoughts. After a couple of initial meetings, and research, I was able to put together a few designs that would complement the wall nicely. Once a design was chosen and finalised, the work would begin.
The project had taken longer than planned, what with having to stop and start at times because of the rain, but hey, the project is finished, and I’m pleased with it. Most importantly, my client is very happy too. The design called “Forage” gives the garden a completely new look and feel. It was interesting to see butterflies and bees resting on the design.
These are the steps I’d taken:
- Visiting site and meeting the client to discuss ideas and costs.
- Check the walls to establish the type of wall for preparation.
- Start research and drawings sketches.
- Meet with the client to discuss sketches, choices and colours.
- Research colours and type of paint suitable for the project.
- Produce mocked-up image of wall with various sketches on paper.
- Once agreed by client, start wall design.
- Prepare the wall by coating it with exterior wall primer. This helps secure the paint to surface.
- Sketch the design on the wall using paintbrush and paint.
- Start painting the wall. I used Montana Gold Acrylic spray paint. There’s a good variety of colours to choose from. These paints are also used by Graffiti artists.
- Once the design is finished I varnished the wall with Polyvine Decorators Varnish.
- Note..There’s a variety of finishes, I used “dead flat finish”. The varnish protects the design from the weather and helps it to last longer on the wall.
Our First Garden Mural
See our first garden mural blog: Painted Murals for the Garden
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Why not work with us?
If you love our style and would like us to design an exterior mural for you, drop us an email, or call us to discuss your ideas, we’d love to work with you. We also have many designs that can be turned into exterior murals.