The Finished Teardrop Trailer
So, my teardrop is more or less fully built, primed, and painted with white paint (sanded in between three coats), and I can’t shake the thought of airbrushing some images on it, to make it stand out a bit. (Note: the trailer frame is black in this photo through Photoshop means)
When I initially began contemplating making a teardrop trailer, I imagined taking it camping in the various campgrounds and parks here in the Pacific Northwest, and my mind began picturing it with scenes of those famous landmarks and places that define this beautiful area of the country. So, I finally decided to paint some murals on it.
One, I decided, needed to show a Cascade-type mountain peak, like Mount Hood, and another would feature Multnomah Falls, an icon of Oregon natural beauty. The final mural showcases our rugged, amazing coasts, and the lighthouses that dot its landscape.
Mount Hood Teardrop Trailer Mural
First, I decided to try and incorporate the window into this mural by making it the window of a cabin looking over a meadow under the shadow or Mount Hood, Oregon’s tallest mountain peak (and dormant volcano). I started by gathering images of my own photographs and others that fit what I was going for. The cabin I created from an image I found on Google, and the shot of Mt. Hood was from one I took several years ago.
The first mural took about two and a half hours to complete, because the weather and issues with my paint kept things from drying very quickly, but it was fun, and it primed me to start the next mural.