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Paint a rustic pond mural.
I painted this mural in a game room with a view of this pond at a friends rustic yet very lavish redneck vacation home in the woods.

Posted by BarryBelcher from Atlanta, Georgia, United States • Published See BarryBelcher's 41 projects »
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  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start at the top of wall with various blends of blue and white paint. Feathering it around to give cloud like appearance.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a smaller brush with greenish black mixed color blend and draw out over sky the layout areas of the trees and landscape.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill in areas with appropriate dark colors in landscape.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue filling darker colors and lightly feathering with lighter colors that are close to the same color on the color wheel.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint pond completely dark blue or black and let dry. Add yellows, reds, whites to trees to create detail.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add white streaks to the pond to appear as a reflection. After pond colors are dry paint detail foliage up front as the last point of perspective.

  • How to paint a landscape. Rustic Pond Mural - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step back and see if you or your friend loves it... Me: So what do you think? My friend: OH Barry, I LOVE IT! ;-)

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