Tuscan Bathroom Mural
Three wall landscape surround
Colours to match bathroom tiles
Imaginary Italian landscape with umbrella pines from books with villa referenced from Italian estates. Colours are muted to match the pale peach walls, and slightly pinky beige bathroom tiles: together with client's desire for understatement, as the bathroom is situated directly off the bedroom. Trompe l'oiel wall top coping is painted to appear part of the bath side tiles, as a thicker wall illusion, with balustrades on 'wall' at both ends left and right being continuation of the tiles around the bath. Its always a good idea to adapt what features already exist in the room.
The overall muted effect is achieved by starting all areas in a pale emulsion wash as a guide then adding scumble glaze to all the paint colours. Transparent layers overlap, so its possible to increase depth where needed. Even on mural completion, its possible to use a scumble glaze wash with a slight colour tone, to enhance, or change the tone of a mural. Generally, Raw Umber (wood brown) or Burnt Umber (red brown) is useful to give an aged look.
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