NANTUCKET SEASCAPE MURAL
“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and I, you and I, oh how happy we’ll be…”
Sunshine, seagrass, sailboats, surf. The perfect subject matter for a peaceful family room mural. Especially when that was the setting for your wedding, as was the case for a Glencoe, IL family who contacted me recently to paint a Nantucket beach scene in their new family rec room.
The mural started with a small color rendering, laying out all of the details clearly.
first a small color “sketch” is painted to plan the mural layout and details
Once the layout was approved, all of the elements were painted on the wall in stages…
First the mural is laid out on the wall…
the sky, sea, and surf are added
more details are added
Each day more details were added, creating a visual story for the mural.
beach mural detail
Lots of fun details like families playing in the surf, Nantucket’s famous “rainbow fleet”, sea grasses, wild roses and one of Nantucket’s iconic lighthouses were added to give the mural character and personality.
Nantucket themed mural
The finished mural was 22′ wide by 7′ tall. This was such a fun project for a wonderful family! I hope they enjoy it for years to come!!
To see more mural examples and ideas, please visit my mural gallery. If you are interested in commissioning a mural, please contact me for more information.