Flowers That Blossom Day and Night: A Mural Journey of Color and Play

Flowers That Blossom Day and Night: A Mural Journey of Color and Play

Hey there, art enthusiasts! Today, we are diving into the world of my newest mural, "Garden Party", and let me just say, it's a vibrant, playful, and immersive experience like no other. Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting theme of florals in a hyper-saturated classic Americana color palette, where rich golds, siennas, deep blues, crimson, warm peach, and purple take center stage with a pop! Trust me, this mural is a feast for the eyes!

Picture this: a high-traffic sunroom, blessed with the double bonus of both the eastern and western sunlight. Ah, the joys of the golden hour at dawn and dusk! It's as if the room itself glows with magical light, creating the perfect canvas for this floral extravaganza. Mother Nature's very own light show is the perfect complement to this masterpiece.

A floral mural by Roxy Tocin, on a navy blue wall, featuring a purple mum, crimson poppies, pink and gold rose, and yellow snap dragons with white snowbells

To bring this burst of color and joy to life, I sketched out a delightful bouquet of 15+ flowers for my clients to choose from. When we arranged them on the wall, something remarkable happened. Intense motion, play with scale, and a wave of depth and fullness came to life. It was like the flowers were dancing on the wall, telling their stories with each vibrant petal and graceful stem.

But hold on! The playful side of this mural doesn't end when the sun goes down. Oh no, my friends, it's only just the beginning! When darkness falls, this mural reveals its hidden secrets. UV reactive colors come alive, casting a mesmerizing glow that paints the room with an otherworldly aura. And that's not all – a few secret glowing friends make their appearance, creating a true garden party that never stops. The vibrant nightlife fills the space with magic and wonder, and it's an experience that I'm sure will delight for years to come. 

A floral mural at night with UV light revealing hidden highlights and details: vibrant red poppies on glowing green stems, a hot pink rose, blue white snow bells, and a vibrant violet mum.

This mural is not just about the visual spectacle – it's a journey. It's about embracing the power of color to awaken the senses, to heal, and to ignite joy in our hearts. It invites us to break free from the ordinary and immerse ourselves in the extraordinary. As I painted each stroke, I couldn't help but feel the happy chemicals dancing in my brain.

So, if you find yourself in the vicinity of this sun-drenched, blossoming sunroom, I urge you to take a moment to soak it all in. Let the rich golds, deep blues, and vivid hues transport you to a world where flowers bloom and come alive, day and night. Allow yourself to be embraced by the vibrant energy and playful spirit that this mural exudes.

A small floodlight attached to a ladder sits in the foreground. In the background, the frame focuses on a pink and gold rose in the corner of the mural.

This mural is privately owned, and not open to the public for viewing. But that doesn't mean that its spirit can't be a part of your world today!

In the world of Roxy Tocin, art isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. It's about creating happiness, painting emotions, and breaking all the rules. So, my friend, go ahead and make some colorful magic in your own life. Let the power of art guide you on a messy, adventurous journey of self-discovery. Paint your world with joy, because in the world of Roxy Tocin, happiness blossoms from every stroke. Now, let's get out there and create our own gardens filled with vibrant colors, playful nights, and an infinite celebration of life!

A mural in progress. The foreground is yellow scaffolding holding a purple rinse cup with multiple brush handles sticking out of it. The background shows a mural of a floral bouquet sketched on a white wall, with color tests of yellow, peach, navy, purple, and various red tones showing where the flowers will bloom

about Roxy

Roxy Tocin (she/her) is an Albuquerque, NM muralist, mixed media artist, and dreamer. Experimentation, vivid color, and play are her style theory foundations. Media include: watercolor, marker, alcohol ink, sculpture, pyrography, and digital illustration.

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