Friday, January 11, 2008

Snow White and Rose Red Mural


In our old house, our girls' room was a tiny narrow room just big enough for the loft bunkbed they slept in. But to brighten up the room, my husband agreed to let them paint a mural on two of the walls. And the girls choose to do a mural of the fairy tale "Snow White and Rose Red." I painted the background for them: mountains, the woods, a castle, the cabin where the story begins. And the girls painted the figures of Snow White, Rose Red, the two princes, and last of all, the mother watering the rosebushes outside of the castle. I believe I painted the bear (one of the enchanted princes) which you can see here outside of the cabin.

Notice the fish jumping out of the pond. He's the other enchanted prince.

I have to say I was inordinately fond of how the castle turned out. Actually, the whole mural was quite successful: the people who bought out house liked it so much they kept it up. It's still there, last I heard.

Next post: "The Homes of Snow White and Rose Red." I'll explain what it's all about in the next post...

5 comments:

Kristyn said...

What fun for your girls! And I love the dolls in the previous post. :o)

princessindisguise said...

Wow! That is so pretty! My sisters were planning to do a painting on their wall. I should have them look at your for ideas. Did you first sketch on paper, then sketch on the wall, and have your daughters paint?

Kathryn said...

I continue to be impressed by your creativity with your children, they are amazingly artistic and very neat people to know because of your participating in activities like this with them!

So, would you be interested in helping me with a mural sometime?

elena maria vidal said...

How magical!!

regina doman said...

PrincessInDisguise: hey, thanks for visiting! Yes, first we sketched it out on paper, then on the wall, and then we painted over it. At least I did. I don't think my girls did that much forethought. But paint is wonderfully forgiving if you are willing to wait for it to dry and then paint over it!

Kathryn - any time! Since you live right down the road...!