Baby Nursery Murals
For Artist, Painting Nursery Murals for Babies' Rooms Are Fun
Painting Baby Nursery Murals, Fun for Artist
Houston TX: Kids murals are a fresh new way to decorate kids rooms. An experienced mural artist can cover a large wall area with color and design pretty quickly and in most cases inexpensively. So the cost can be contained depending on the artist’s experience and the client’s budget.
Over the years, I have done a variety of things for kids and baby, home, nursery murals. Some of the themes have been little black baby angels for a baby home in the nursery, another one with animated, cartoon biblical characters of Noah’s Arc and the varied animals. There have also been baby portraits; life-size Tweety Birds with fluffy clouds in another home nursery and whimsical scenes rolling hills, trees, with rabbits, happy clouds, butterflies and flying birdies.
At a commercial children’s’ nursery in Atascocita, Texas, we have done three murals one is based on Winnie the Pooh and related characters. Another one was a colorful, old fashion train with kids as passengers happily waving out the window. We have developed a unique, stylized airbrushed smiling trees that are now in mode. Go to see the airbrushed, smiling trees quite suitable for nurseries and baby rooms.
Doing murals for baby rooms can be fun for artists. It allows the artist to leave the serious side and relax and be whimsical. “I get to play with colors that don’t usually enter my mind for the more serious stuff that I do.” Says, Artist Ray Gatica. Gatica specializes in large murals and big art. He also paints a lot of the murals with the airbrush. He has does murals for home and business to - large architectural gym graphics in High Schools, mostly in Houston, TX.
For older children, ages 9 – 16, there have been underwater themes with dolphins and sharks; Not mean sharks, just a friendly ones. Speaking of sharks: A couple of years back, we did a mural for a 9 year old who knew what he wanted and he wanted sharks, and he knew they had to be anatomically correct, especially when he had a great interest in underwater life, (Marine Biology). Lucky for me, I had done similar things in a more serious settings so I was able to deliver and please his discerning taste. There have also been Rug Rat characters in a Bally’s nursery, in Humble Texas; there have also been life size, and larger sports players and sports team logos.
I have also done more sophisticated, XBOX theme, game room murals, with Buck Rodgers flying machines, with kids riding their skateboards in space while being chased by a futuristic motorcycle policeman an “Intergalactic Speed Enforcement Officer”. Go to see kids room art and mural samples In these murals, I put in 8 ft. tall, three-dimensional planets like Jupiter, Saturn and the moon. There have also been fishing and lake scenes for a 10 year old.
Another thing that works for this age group, is graffiti wall art, featuring their names with maybe, the school mascot or school colors along other radical colorful graphics I create as I paint.
The murals are painted with child safe latex and acrylic paints. I usually paint all the major parts with a brush or roller and then use the airbrush to soften shadows and edges. Ultimately, it gives the art a soft, three-dimensional effect that reflects my style.
The murals are fun for kids and act as conversation pieces and something they can show off to their friends. And, you know they like that!