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.


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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