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Grapevine Mural by AthenaTT Grapevine Mural by AthenaTT
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Besides drawing pencil portraits, I occasionally paint with watercolor, oil or acrylics; on paper, canvas or walls.

Here is a recent mural I just finished for a lady who wanted grape vines and a scroll with a lovely saying about wine on her walls. Acrylic; about 10 hours.

To see another grapevine mural I just did, click here: [link]
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Thunderbird07 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
cool
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
thanks
:)
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artisann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
that's grogeous, amazing detail <3
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
Thank you! ^__^
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henderson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I adore this.. I very rarely do murals but this is quite the inspiration..
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
Thank yoy! I think there are some others in my scraps; and on my webpage, of course. i appreciate your looking!
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
A sip from your glass seems to be one of pleasure, I'll just have the one for now, but will return soon for more ;)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
My goodness!! :flirty: Why, thank you, kind sir!!! :blushes:
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
Your so welcome!! :flirty: m'lady
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Nagymarci Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004  Professional Filmographer
You're crazy:)
Reminds me of some bidermeier art from austria.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
LOL nah, I'm not crazy. The people who made up Spongebob Squarepants and his pet snail Gary are crazy. :crazy: I just like drawing those crazy characters... wait... I guess that does make me crazy, too :D
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bongoshock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
that is just gorgeous!!! so classy and you chose great colors! i love the texture of it. very very nice!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
awww thanks sweetie :aww:
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Kious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Excellent job!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Thanks my friend! The original is at Lynn's house!! ^_^
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tiger-croc Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
This is so wonderful! I am so slow in getting to see all of these works that came in while I was away for a month. I am so glad to have seen that you do murals too.
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gramarye Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2004
This is beautiful! I have a friend who has asked me about doing something similar to her walls but I think she wants something even more detailed than this and I just don't think I'm up to the task! I might decide to do it someday on my own wall, but I'm just too lazy to do it for someone else! ;) I really like the subtle 'texture' you put behind the areas you painted. It gives the wall and old 'worn' look that fits wonderfully with the theme. And the type looks great! Did you freehand that? I'm sure the lady is well pleased. You did a fantastic job with it! :clap:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
Thanks so much for your comment; everything is indeed freehand. the "worn" look took 30 seconds; I simply mixed a goldish color, dipped a rag in it, and rubbed it on the wall, then took another rag and rubbed it off! it was that easy. You shoul do a mural; for someone of your talent, it would be no problem.
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dholms Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
wow athe. that's really fantastic!
that's old school traditional artist!
painting decorative murals for commission.
can't imagine ANYone ever asking me to do that.
they'd probably be afraid that anything i put on their walls
would cause their house to become possessed or something!!
heh.
nicely done!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
:cuddle: wow, thank you sweetie... I'm sure you could paint a far more excellent mural!! Offer your services around, you'd be surprised how many people want this artform!
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docturpat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
10 hours - thats amazing
You should point out that a download to see the whole thing is a must
Brilliant work
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
Thank you! I do say in bold in my description Click Download for Full View ; I appreciate your thinking it's a "must", how flattering! :)
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docturpat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
hehe yea it;s definately a must!!!
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional Photographer
I'm about to go to Roanoke and paint a mural from the movie "In The Mood For Love" And a mural of a blue whale.... that is if I can make sure deadpossum is going to pay for gas ;)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
Cooool!!! Can't wait to see the pics of how it turns out!!! (which I'm sure will be great)
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aera Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Well done, I like the structure on the wall ^^ I wouldn't know how to do it >.<

Aera >'__'<
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
The structure on the wall..? i don't understand. Did you click the download arrow and see the whole thing? The only thing I did was the grapevine painting, the rest of the stuff, the walls and the stuff on them, belong to the lady and I don't know what they are. Thanks so much for looking
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aera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
Argh sorry, didn't download the whole picutre, so I thought the wall was a part of painting ^^' Was so busy these days... *just failed a test the 2nd time* ;__;
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
Oh, I'm so sorry you've been so busy, and what a bummer about the test, but you know what they say, the third time is the charm, I'm sure you'll pass it now!!!
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little-faerie-bits Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
That's a beautiful mural missy! I did something similar for a lady . but with blackberries :)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
Thank you sweetheart!!! Would love to see yours; looked, but didn't see it posted... did I miss it..?
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little-faerie-bits Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
NO. i never thought to take a picture of it .. maybe i will next time i am over there. I just remember my neck and hand cramping a lot. did that happen to you too?
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
No, I only worked in 1-2 hour increments, but I can see how that would happen if you painted non-stop. Yes, please take a pic, we'd all love to see it so very much!!
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talonthekiller Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this piece overall, your patron must be extremely pleased with the end result. The straw especially has an essence of realism which is difficult to get with a quick 10 hour painting. (I usually spend around 20 on an intricate piece such as this.) The only thing I have a bit of a thing on is the bottom grapes, they don't look fully connected, but it almost seems like if they were, it would draw away from the piece. The deep violets and greens are awesome. Btw, what type of arcrylic on what type of wall was this done? I'm going to be doing a mural on a painted concrete wall and I need to know how to do it without the stuff peeling on me.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
Thank you very much for your lengthy and kind comment!! If you would click on the full view download, however, you'd see I'm not that great cuz the straw is actual straw hanging in a doorway :giggle: The fact that the bottom grapes are not connected is because that is what the client wanted. Specifically. She sat with me thru most of this and had specific ideas of what she wanted so this really reflects her more than me. She didn't want them too realistic, yet realistic enough, and not connected, etc etc. I used these fluid acrylics [link] and it was done on a stucco wall painted with water-based polymer (latex). Below are some links I found that I thought might be helpful to you. You could use a search engine such as google and find even more links.

Simple article: [link]

Advanced article: [link]

Different links re: painting on concrete: [link]
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waterlilly2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004   Photographer
GOOD HEAVENS!! I am speechless! That's the most beautiful mural I have seen :wow: It's flawless! I cant stop staring at it :D You're one talented artist! Great job ,I love grapewines :#1: :higfive: instant fave :D
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tim Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not really sure what that greyish object is. Is it a doorway? At first glance, it doesn't seem to fit with the overall image. The string-like vines comming out of it look good, but there's something about them that looks a bit weird. Excellent work though. The leaves and grapes look awesome.
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tim Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No teasing. I looked at it in full view. Doesn't look like a doorway to me. Don't know why. :o
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
ha ha ha, you're teasing me, right? Just click on the download arrow and you'll see the full picture, then the "greyish object" will become clear to you. Silly.
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HeatherD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
Wow, that is just gorgeous! I love how the design curves under the doorway like that :nod: Beautiful job :)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
Awww, thanks Heather!!! :glomp:
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azzza Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Student Interface Designer
The grapevine is great! Love how you've used so many colors on the leaves :)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
:aww: Thanks so much!!
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LMRourke Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely!!! What a wonderful job!! The grapes and leaves look like you could pluck them off the wall. The lettering and the banner are done quite well too- I love the way you shaded the banner and gave it a 3-D look. Really, really, nice work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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LMRourke Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome! You deserve the kudos for being so wonderfully multi-talented! :hug:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
:aww: Thank YOU for such a detailed and encouraging remark!! :cuddle:
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Stooge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
omg, that is most excellent :D .. do you do those kind of murals around your house as well? i'd love to see more of them :) its really cool how you can turn a blank wall into a work of art, it really livens up the place a lot! :nod:
tc :hug:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
Thanks stooge; believe it or not all my walls are blank white walls. I don't even have any of my own art hanging up. Isn't that funny?
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Stooge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
omg, that's disappointing to hear :( you should brighten up the place with your awesome drawings's come to think of it, my room only has one thing hanging up in it.. i'm trying to convince my parents to let me paint a mural on my bedroom wall.. i'm not sure if i'd ever get it finished if i started it though

you're really good at the murals though, you should paint some around the house..i bet it'd put the value of it up too.. ;)
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southernfaery Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
That is so unbelievably beautiful!! I'm not really into painting as I can't seem to get control over the brush like I can with a pencil ... you should defiantely do something like this full time :thumbsup:
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