On the wall...
In Pensacola, FL

CUSTOM TILE: Pensacola Inspirations

Sun, Jun 14th, 2015 This is an exciting project where I am creating a custom ceramic wall tile for a client in Pensacola, Florida. The wall I'm working with calls for a large vertical wall tile piece. Just overlooking the lake, Susan & Ian have many ideas they want incorporated into the custom design.

I met Susan and Ian at the Gulf Coast Art Festival in Pensacola, FL. That is a wonderful art show in a beautiful setting with an educated and enthusiastic audience - one of my favorites!

The 'Great Room' of their home hosts a large fireplace upon which they're looking for a custom hand made tile art piece. We began, as I do with each custom order, with a discussion & drawings. I created 2 scenarios based on our discussions.

Susan & Ian selected drawing #1 with some amendments. The Pine to the right will run the full length of the mural; the land to the right will come lower in the composition and the pampas grasses will reach higher toward the sky. I adjusted my working drawing and began creating the custom tile art piece designed just for their home.

The wall art will be 63" tall by 42" wide. Here are some pics of the home, concept and creation.

After the wall mural was complete, Susan and Ian sold their home and purchased another just down the street. The mural found a new home at the entry as shown in the picture.



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The Fireplace
The Fireplace
Creating a Custom Tile Art Piece
Begins with a venue and some ideas
The Fireplace
A 2-story Great Room
A 2-story Great Room
A custom tile art piece then considers the client's aesthetic
All of this goes into creating custom tile wall art
A 2-story Great Room
12 windows
12 windows
Details such as light, shadow and mood are considered
When creating Custom Tile Art, I consider all these influences
12 windows
Great Light Comes In
Great Light Comes In
An overview of the home and scope of the project
Creating custom wall art for the home
Great Light Comes In
A Lake View
A Lake View
I consider what the outside view is everyday
When considering designing a tile art piece as a custom order
A Lake View
Pampas Grasses
Pampas Grasses
Texture and movement are considered
www.BrendaMcMahon.com custom tile art
Pampas Grasses
Stoic & Tall!
Stoic & Tall!
composition & design help complete the picture
Designing custom tile art work
Stoic & Tall!
purple flower inspiration
purple flower inspiration
Major & minor colors are considered
Custom tile art designs are a full service opportunity
purple flower inspiration
pink inspiration
pink inspiration
more details
www.BrendaMcMahon.com Making custom tile art
pink inspiration
Pine & Cypress
Pine & Cypress
from foreground to background & earth to sky
Custom Tile art pieces look at the whole picture of your home
Pine & Cypress
Design #1
Design #1
Selected with adjustments
Design #1
Design #2
Design #2

Design #2
Pine Bark
Pine Bark

Pine Bark
2 tables used
2 tables used
Each hand made tile is laid carefully on the work table
Then the composition begins to come alive
2 tables used
left side
left side
This piece took up 2 tables
Here's one side of this custom order
left side
flower detail
flower detail

flower detail
pampas detail
pampas detail

pampas detail
grass stems
grass stems

grass stems
both sides together
both sides together

both sides together
right detail
right detail
Here's the other side of this custom order
the details begin to emerge
right detail
pine bark detail
pine bark detail

pine bark detail
reference 2
reference 2

reference 2
reference 3
reference 3

reference 3

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