Painted Wall Murals for the Garden by Annette Taylor-Anderson (ATADesigns)
The idea of painted wall murals for my garden have been a burning desire of mine. I love painted wall murals especially on a very large-scale. I’ve seen a lot brilliant works on the streets of London, and commercial spaces, and you can also see examples on London Calling Blog, one of my favourite blogs featuring London’s street art. I’m sure painted wall murals, whether using a paintbrush and paint, spray can, or other mediums, will be both challenging and rewarding… !
You may not know this, but as well as designing wall coverings and murals for interior spaces, I also paint in my spare time. In fact, I used to paint and sell my work before starting and concentrating on the business, ATADesigns (bespoke wall coverings and murals). It’s not always easy to find the time especially when I’m very busy, but I try.
I’d like to share with you my hand painted wall murals that I hope one day to develop and incorporate into the business. I have my first commission, and potentially a second this year, so it’s already a good start to this new venture.
Two Years Ago: My First Attempt at Painted Wall Murals for the Garden & Kitchen, Plus Pots & Pans
Two years ago, I painted my first garden mural called “Garden Party” directly on my brick wall using masonry paint. I then, extended the idea of painting on walls to painting areas in my flat. So wherever I found a blank wall, no matter how big or small, I painted it. I even started painting old pots and pans. I suppose I’m slowly turning my flat into some kind of gallery.
Painted Murals for the Garden Inspired by London
This year (2015) I started my own project by painting three different murals in the same style on wood and then installing them together to make-up a fence long mural. The murals are inspired by London, and entitled:
These are also featured in the project section of our website.
- I started off by sketching a black and white design in my sketchbook.
- I primed and treated the wood before any painting began.
- I sketched the design on to the primed and treated wood.
- I started painting by using paint especially for wood. You could also use acrylic paint if you prefer.
- Once I finished the design I varnished the mural to help enforce its durability against all weathers.
Supplies used for painted mural on wood:
- Special paint for wood
- Wood primer
- Varnish for durability
- Wood specially used for exterior
Supplies for painted wall murals on stone wall:
- Masonry paint
Depending on the type of wall you have, check with your supplier for further advice.
We now accepting commissions, so if you like what we do and would like to talk to us about an idea you may have, drop us an email or give us a call.