Sunday, November 8, 2009

Is That an Octopus in your Garage?



Decorative Painter Lynne Rutter created this mural of a steampunk aquarium

It's.. sort of unusual for me to paint a mural on a garage door , but actually that's a great place for a mural. My client is a friend, who shares my interest in Victoriana and curiosities... She's also a scuba diver, and wanted for a giant purple octopus. So I came up with a Jules Verne-inspired "aquarium" to house this giant creature!


You don't realize what an incredible job this was until you see the "before" picture:


I love how Lynn incorporated the building, the decorative corners, and the crossbars into her design.

See more details on Lynn's blog, The Ornamentalist.

4 comments:

falnfenix said...

lordy...that's beautiful.

Lindsey said...

that is really beautiful, and a great idea! If and when I ever have a house....

Anita Croft said...

That is gorgeous!

Lynne Rutter said...

thanks for the mention!

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