Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where Did I Wander.....




A New Look

It has been a while since I added anything to this, my Forgotten Blog! I had thought I would be right back with an update on the Garden in all its Glory! Alas, good intentions and several Years have flown past... but I am still here! And I thought I would like to record the transformation of the last room in my house that had not been painted since I moved in almost nine years ago! It is the bedroom my son sleeps in and it was papered in an unbelievably dark old brown wall paper....

This is one of the only pictures I could find of the old look... 
because who wants to take pictures of a dark old wall paper?

We stripped the walls one wall at a time and patched the old plaster 
and began to paint. The winter had us dreaming of misty green jungles.....

The walls were old and full of holes and cracks...

We repaired the plaster, but had to paint around it 
while waiting for the plaster to cure....
The idea was to graduate the shades of green,,,, light to dark...

One wall at a time.... over many many weekends....

Slowly transforming the room from dark to light....

Grounding the floor, but opening up to the "sky" above.....

And when we had completed the basic colors on all the walls...


Then it was time to start to paint the jungle...
Trees emerging from the mist.....

Layer by layer..... tree by tree.....

Wall by wall.....

Expanding the horizons of this small room....

Adding leaves to the branches....

Pushing back the slant of the ceiling....

Layer by layer, growing the misty glade....

Thickening the foliage.....

Slowly bringing the "jungle" to life.
Until suddenly the early Spring caught up to us, 
 and suddenly the painting could wait...
I think we will want to add many more details... 
but sometimes this takes me a long time!
But for now, the room has been utterly transformed...
You would never know it had once been so dark and dreary!
It seems I wandered Far Far away....
I hope you do not mind coming along!


6 comments:

  1. OMG Betsy!! It looks amazing!!! I love the tree/jungle theme and your painting is absolutely superb. It's a work of art and a room I would love to wake up to.
    Hugs
    Si

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  2. this is utterly stunning. Just the way it is, with the ceiling as part of the overhanging trees--maybe a few animals peering out, slightly puzzled. I want one of these, truly...

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