Four Wall Rolling Hills Mural For NurseryThe top half of this wall and ceiling were roller painted light blue; the bottom half green; and the middle left white....(by my husband). I then painted clouds using white acrylic paint and a natural foam sponge. Some of the whites I watered down, others were true to the bottle. Some whites were mixed with a tiny bit of yellow, some with a tiny bit of grey. The ceiling clouds were hard for me. I was 7 months pregnant and at the top of a ladder.....not a pretty sight. I used more of a brush in the ceiling clouds in order for me to reach and I like how the sponged paint looks much better. Next I took a pencil and drew arches all over the wall, like hills. I painted every other one or every other two hills in the back with the darker green. The other hills I painted with the green that was rolled on the wall on the bottom half. I then defined the hills with yellow highlights and darker green low lights (paint on drier side). The trees I painted in groups of mostly odd numbers with shadows all in the same direction. The sheep were little puffy sheep bodies with darker grey heads and feet. There were a couple black ones. The sheep had little shadows as well that were basically real short around one side of the sheep. This helped to make the white sheep pop. I got my inspiration from a handful of children's books including Time For Bed by Jane Dyer It took me like six straight days of somewhere between two and four hours a day. I mean, don't get me wrong it's definitely a "put your life on hold, order pizza, and do a project" project. The sad part is that we moved six months later.
The stars in the night sky form my son's astrological sign Cancer