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Summer Mural Painting Complete

Summer Mural Painting Complete

I trust you have had an amazing summer. Summer  mural painting is how I spent my time. I am happy when I paint on walls. Our weather has been so pleasant and the garden has flourished. I have walked in various parks around the city and going to Outdoor Yoga on Sundays.  When I am walking it is always with a camera in hand. My life is a photo-walk.

With the decrease in music students over the summer, I need to fill my days with something more. I had put several bids in for local murals, but summer mural painting got off to a slow start. Then I had two murals which I have been busy with this over the past month.

I actually had to turn one project down, because everyone wanted on them all at the same time. Unfortunately I was unable to meet the deadline for a large mural call, however I understand there will be another opportunity at a later date.

This is the most recent summer mural painting I completed.

I painted this mural for The Prep Program, a preschool program for children with Down syndrome. The mural has 3 components, a tree, a garden and a patch of sunflowers.

Tree Summer Mural Painting

Garden Summer Mural Painting

sunflower summer mural painting

Client Feedback

The amazing review they gave was touching:We are all so impressed with the tree and garden. We absolutely love it! It’s warm, bright, inviting, calming and beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. We really appreciate your work and the kids will too! It is wonderful when people appreciate what you do.

Before that, I completed this exterior mural for a church in Killarney, the neighborhood I used to live in. I was up 20 feet on scaffolding to do this, with a safety harness of course. This was a large undertaking from one person, not the design itself, but the maneuvering to paint it. I am proud to have achieved it by myself.
St Matthews Summer Mural Painting

The Mural Process

So many thoughts go through one’s mind while painting a mural. Murals are complex in their creation, from planning to creation.

First I decide upon the design through consulting with the client, then I scale it to transfer it to the surface. Once I finish the preliminary work then the fun painting part begins. The beginning stages are technical and accuracy is crucial.

Most times I will use a clear coat, sometimes for UVLS protection to prevent fading of the colours. In the case of exterior murals I often use an anti-graffiti coating. Though expensive, it is a great way to protect your investment as you can power wash off the unwanted tag.

They must look good from a distance as well as close up.  This means most murals have a great amount of detail over a large surface, which is time-consuming, but necessary. You are paying for labour, materials and ingenuity.

Consider a Mural

Each mural is its own process and I always learn something new. Of course I am always looking forward to the next project. Take a look at some of the other murals I have painted here: Murals & Decorative/

Please contact me if you would like me to paint a mural for you.

Galleries

Galleries

my fine art galleriesHere are my visual art and photography galleries.

You will also find murals, small works, miniatures and works on paper. I have an collection of landscapes, flowers, macro floral, figures and nature scenes. My art is available for sale, and archived works are also on display here. I wanted to include some of my older works, so you can see how my development as an artist has progressed.

Since residing in many areas of Canada, traveling extensively throughout North America, my favorite destinations include the west coast and New Mexico and I always try to paint on location, where ever I go.  My paintings are all made with archival materials and varnished to protect and preserve for a long life and to prevent fading of the colours. Browse the galleries and enjoy.

    Available Art

    Fine Art by Deborah Robinson Available for Purchase. My paintings range from miniature to larger works. I also do custom work & commissions. Enjoy!

      Murals

      Murals & Decorative Custom Work Available Decorative, Environments, Theme Productions, Window Painting


        Small Works

        Miniature Art & Small Paintings A precious slice of life you can hold in your hand. Often these small works take as much time as the larger pieces, due to the amount of detail.

          Paper Works

          Drawings, charcoal, pencil, graphite, pastel, watercolour, ink, on paper, art journals. This is where many great ideas start.

            Photographs

            My Photography, It's inspirational for me to find wonderful shots and makes my spirit soar. Prints are available upon request.

              Archives

              Early & sold paintings. Some are in the artist's collection. A variety of abstracts, landscapes, still life, figures, flowers, abstracted.

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              Renaissance Soul

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              Deborah Robinson Renaissance SoulWelcome! This is my home where I have combined all my businesses on one site.

              If you arrived here from my former domain which mostly focused on my art, you will still find lots of visuals here, namely my art and photography as well as a multitude of writing and other business services.

              Embracing my Renaissance soul, I have integrated all I do here. Thank you for visiting.

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