Fenway Park Mural, 12′ x 4′, 2006
Private Residence, Lincoln, Rhode Island
by Bonnie Lee Turner and Charles C. Clear III
People who love the Red Sox, really love the Red Sox! In Autumn of 2006, I was commissioned to create a mural of Fenway Park in the billiard room of a spectacular Rhode Island home. The approximately 12′ x 4′ mural is meticulously detailed, with architecture, signage, and the majority of the people in the crowd were painted individually – with facial features! To heighten the sense of realism and to add a bit of a trompe l’oeil effect, I included the pillars from the Fenway Grandstand and then framed the scene with faux wood molding to match the real wood in the room. I also included beers and binoculars on the painted shelf.
And one more thing to note: While painting the mural, I jokingly asked the homeowner if he would like to be painted into the mural being led out by Fenway security for wearing a Yankees shirt. He laughed, and asked if we could do just that – but with his son in law…
To commission a trompe l’oeil Sports Mural of your favorite scene, contact me today!
Bonnie Lee Turner