Today’s post was a mural commission I finished over Christmas break. The owner has a spare bedroom where grandkids sometimes stay overnight, and she wanted a mural as the headboard for their bed. The room’s theme is children’s books, with photos of England and Scotland on the walls. So, the mural is a whimsical illustration of Scottish hills, heather, and “coos” (Scottish cows). While this isn’t watercolor, I did use acrylic glazing techniques in the background hills. Glazing is a technique of “thinning” acrylics with acrylic medium, creating a thin, translucent wash of color. It’s as close to watercolor as I can get with acrylic, and I enjoy building the translucent layers! My favorite part of the mural is definitely the coos with their dark chocolate eyes and shaggy bangs.