I feel like the queen of the Castle Mural. If there’s one thing I’ve painted more than anything else through the years, it would have to be castles. I’m not at all complaining, either. I happen to love them. Real or not, castles are magical. They inspire the imagination. So, naturally, castle murals are a popular choice when it comes to decorating children’s rooms. Recently I was asked to paint a Castle Mural in a baby nursery, and I thought it was the perfect project to record on video.
The homeowners showed me a photograph of a castle floating in the clouds, that they had seen somewhere else. With a baby girl soon to arrive, they knew they wanted that exact castle painted over the crib in her lavender painted nursery. The photo was shot at an angle, and it was hard to make out all of its detail, but I tried to mimic it as best as I could, hand drawing my own, more head-on version of the castle onto a sheet of paper. I then projected my image onto the wall and traced a basic outline in pencil. I used acrylic craft paints to paint the castle, and when it came time to paint the clouds, that was the easiest part. I don’t have an airbrush, but I have my own secret tool; a plain ol’ sponge.
You’ll see exactly how it all comes together when you click on the video. If it inspires you, who knows? You, too, can be Queen of the Castle Mural!