Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ceiling Mural Finished!








Well, I finally finished the ceiling mural in our master bedroom. It turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be, but it was worth it, my wife and I are very happy with the way it turned out. The putti are based on photos of us when we were toddlers. The photos don't really do it any justice - it looks much nicer in person.

37 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

Looks like an Italian interior:) How long did it take you to do the ceiling mural?

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

If I was you I would be laying on my back 24/7.
Mucho romantico. I love it Edward.
Beautiful master piece.

Manon Doyle said...

I would love to be sitting under this beautiful mural!
Bravo Edward!!

Mona said...

Great job Ed!!! Cute idea to use your own babyfaces.
I love the backlighting on the birds, and it must be so cool to wake up to this each morning. Congratulations on it's completion.

Debbie said...

Edward, I'm excited to see your finished mural!! I can't imaging the effort it took to paint this beautiful scene on the ceiling. It's just amazing. Wow!!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

That is priceless. Love it!!!

Sheila Wedegis said...

WOW Edward!! I thought at first it was the ceiling in the Venetian in Vegas. Beautiful Job!!!!

Sheila said...

WoW!!! Did you have scaffolding like DaVinci? Did your neck get a permanent crick in it?

Amazing Edward! I bet your wife is delighted!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Very trump l'oeil and romantic...nice!

Cathyann said...

Mantegna would be jealous! Wow. It would be nice to know the process Edward. How big is your ceiling? Is this acrylic? Neat idea to incorporate your own faces.
Wow.

Carrie Griesemer said...

Wow, this is cool! The doves turned out really nice too.

Angela Elledge said...

What a wonderful gift for you and your wife; beautiful!!!!

Love the portrait of Laura and Lucky; I think Laura is the lucky one here!

L.Holm said...

This is amazing, Edward! I can't get over the perspective on the balustrade. I've painted a few ceiling murals before, and it's hard, neck-jamming work. This is so lovely, and clever to make the putti so personal, and the garland of roses. Perfect!! :-)

Kim VanDerhoek said...

WOW, fantastic perspective on the stone railing! I wish I could see the putti up close. How fun to have a mural in your house. You did a beautiful job!

Oh, and I too would like to hear more about your process. How large is it, how long did it take, what did you learn along the way? And any advice before we attempt one of our own?

Barb Hillier said...

Amazing!!! Now the walls?

dominique eichi said...

Congratulations it's finished and beautiful. Putting yourselves as toddlers was a great idea. Very nice trompe l'oeil . What next ?

sam said...

Edward what a fantastic job and what a challenge. My respect goes out to you!

Maggie Mayer said...

This is beautiful Edward!

Vern Schwarz said...

Michelangelo Burton, awesome job. I'll bet it was a relief to get this "painting" done. What a treat to wake each morning, look up, and see this beauty. Very well done.

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh my god, what a funny and cool thing to do!!

Marilyn M. King said...

I'm so impressed by your dedication to such a difficult project. It turned out amazing and I'll bet you'll never do it again! ( your neck - LOL ) You and your wife will treasure it always and you'd better never move.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oooh! Totally cool, Edward.

Gwen Bell said...

You did a really wonderful job, Edward! Simply gorgeous and very serene.
And I feel your pain...I still need to have neck adjustments from doing ceiling murals and I stopped doing them 2 years ago. At least you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor!

artbyakiko said...

Wow! It's so beautiful. I love it!

benjaminlois said...

hi!! really very good ceiling mural!! is a great job and i like it very much.

PainterLee said...

I think I can hear the angels singing!!! :) Well done Edward!

Highton-Ridley said...

Fab murel! Just a suggestion - how about a few stars painted in slightly phosphorescent paint?

Cheers,
Mark
www.highton-ridley.co.uk - fine art b/w photography

r garriott said...

Wow, Edward! Thanks for sharing this! It's really quite wonderful! What a great artwork to wake up to every morning (fun that it's the two of you as putti, too).

I'm with Kim, a bit of background on the methodolgy and equipment (i.e., scaffolding) would be very interesting to read about. I've done wall work but never attempted a ceiling (thought about it, though). Care to share?

Tracey Mardon said...

That is just amazing Edward, what a beautiful job!

Michelle Burnett said...

How cool, Edward! This looks like quite an undertaking. I'm curious how long it took. Cute idea to use your baby faces!

Laurel Daniel said...

This is cool - and so ambitious!!! Thanks for sharing your process and the final outcome! You will enjoy it for a long time!

Lyrically speaking said...

quite impressive, wow!!

Kari Tirrell said...

This is amazing, Edward! Just fabulous.

Trevor Lingard said...

Such a talented man you are.
No wonder everybody talks about your work.
Masterly.
Regards

rachelsstudio.com said...

Wow, this is amazing! You did an wonderful job.

Georgia said...

Edward, all I can say is WOW!! Just beautiful!! Your ceiling mural is an old world renaissance masterpiece. I absolutely love it!

I love doing murals but I am reaching my limits as far as heights!! Even ladder height is getting to be challenge for me and it's too bad because I loved the feeling of getting lost in my scenic murals.

Congratulations to you!

Steele Lindsey said...

It makes me dizzy thinking of how you did it, but wonderful!