I took a long break from this kind of work while getting some new parts (a hip replacement and two knee replacements). Now that I am 3/4 bionic, and because you've been asking, I am accepting limited commissions for mural work again! My niche is creating custom (interior) murals for both residential and commercial clients.
Landscapes and underwater scenes are some of my favorites and I've had the good fortune of painting murals for many discerning clients for over 25 years. Nothing delivers the WOW factor like a well done mural.
There is something about working on a larger scale (but not too large) that brings out my confidence as an artist. Unlike a painting that can move around from place to place, a mural is fixed. I feel a bigger sense of obligation to 'get it right' so the art will earn its place of permanence.
What excites me the most is what I call 'working the edge.' That means expressing the relationships between the various components within the painting including foreground, middle ground, background and objects. It's creating subtle vibrations with paint where atmosphere meets solid. Sometimes it needs to be fuzzy, sometimes sharp. When done right, a kind of magic happens that gives life to the painting.