Mordialloc Residence

Is there anything better than a residential courtyard in need of a colour boost? Nope. There aint! Especially when the owner is a relaxed plant lover who knew exactly what she wanted from the get go. Sarah messaged me with images of inspiration, I pulled them apart - put them back together and came up with this simple, graphic mural that marks the beginning of a backyard renovation. 


outdoor fence mural featuring pink, green and yellow leavesselection of paint pots, digital drawing of garden inspired mural
black fence mid mural half sketched, half painted
artist mid mural painting, green monstera leaves

  Day 1: Gridding out the fence that has been pre-prepped with a charcoal base (Ace of Spades). Having the prep already done not only save time but also saves money. If you are thinking about a mural in your yard - think about the surface it is painted on - is rendered? The paint takes longer to apply and absorb, due to its texture.  Brick wall = longer painting time, easier to design on due to grid like nature. A raw fence is also highly absorbent, having it pre-painted with a primer makes the surface ready to go. Obviously, the raised side of a fence means more detailing to get the design to sit on the raised edges - but is totally doable. Day 2: Fill in the gaps, touch up the edges, wash off the stencil & done!