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Old 09-11-2004, 02:21 PM
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Fantastic Ruth. Hey.... are those lights real or painted. I am having problems distinguishing between fact and fiction
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:05 AM
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Some more new pictures. These are all in the corner, and there's a fountain that sits in front of the mural itself. The white columns are real, they stick out from the wall and have light fixtures on them. The walls in between them are painted with the mural. The mural is the brick garden wall with the plants, the scenes, sky and trees in distance. One part has river with old side-wheeler riverboat, one part has river with logging mill operation, one part has old tree with swing, grandpa and grandma swinging with little grandkids in shade of tree. Brought back childhood memories

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Fabulous Ruth .... You are having so much fun with this even though it is a lot of work. I am enjoying the journey
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What to do with a wall that has a water fountain in the middle of it?
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AWESOME work Ruth
What a great idea. Beautifully painted as usual
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Re: shopping market mural - progress pics

Moving on to the next section of wall... in the old days, the train came right down the middle of Main Street, so this wall honors that... copied from an old photograph, late 1890s or early 1900s. The figures are life-size, so is the train. Top of smokestack is about 10 feet high. I am using an underpainting of sepia-tone latex wall paint, but will go back in with some color later.





I'm loving it!
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adding color to train mural....
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Re: shopping market mural - progress pics

Wow, Ruth, my mouth is hanging open!
The lighting looks difficult to work in, altho' it's a clever idea to incorrporate the fixture in the painting!

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Make that two mouths hanging open !!

This is stunning - my jaw dropped more with the addition of every picture.

I love them all - but especially the one with the garden gate .

I didn't read all the posts - but I'm assuming you do this because you love it - I can't imagine the hours that went into the murals or ever being paid what it's worth.


A superb job !

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Ruth,
Your work is absolutely awesome! I am so excited I found this group to share my love for the art with. It makes me want to sing
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Wow! It just draws me in, makes me want to live in that town. The town you have created, that is. Amazing. Now for a critique:

(I think.) Rather than noticing your technique, I'm affected by the mood it creates. The mood is utopian, nostalgiac, wholesome, and welcoming. (Is this a critique?)

Thank you for putting this up on the site.
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Ruth,
You have been given such a talent. Your use of blended colors amazes me!
I want to visit this town too..it reminds me of one I visited often during my childhood! (Albany, Texas).
Your skill is awesome and my heart is warm and fuzzy after looking at your murals. My favorite is the incredible trompe l'oeil fountain behind the drinking fountain! My brain KNOWS it is fake but it won't quite register emotionally.

How long has this taken you so far and when do you expect it to be compelted?

And when are you holding classes for all of us Wet Canvas admirers?
Joyfully~
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Re: shopping market mural - progress pics

Thanks y'all, welcome lejardin and Rank, anybody that wants to learn to paint bricks, come on over, brick-painting lessons are free

Train and depot are almost finished. Someone has the original bell from the old train, and is supposed to remember to bring it for me to use as a model for this train's bell. That will happen someday. There are still some unfinished spots on this section, but I'm moving on down the wall next week and will come back to this later.

The train is everybody's favorite part so far.
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Brick painting....hummmm let me think about that......Sounds like way too much fun to deprive you of it.
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