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Old 11-19-2004, 06:09 PM
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Re: shopping market mural - progress pics

Here are some more progress pics. These are of the wall around the entrance to the country store. One shows painted beams and corrugated tin roof. The sign says "eat more ice cream". I got reference pics for some of this from our own WC Reference Library, thanks to those who contributed photos! At the far end of the wall I painted the side of the country store and a farm scene in the distance.

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Old 11-19-2004, 06:24 PM
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Right next door to the country store is the shoe store. It's very elegant.

One of these pictures shows the door, which has a trompe l'oeil painted crown molding at the top which I painted. The owner and his employee painted the door, in their starched white shirts and dress pants. Didn't get a drop on themselves. On the other hand, I always get paint all over me.

The other pictures are of the topiaries and planters between the door and window of the shoe store. The flowers in the planters are -- lady slippers, of course!

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Absolutely amazing Ruth. Now I know why you were so happy to get down to Florida and paint with us. You must be so exhausted.
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This is gorgeous, exceptional, wonderful, fascinating, impressive .......
I'll come back to night to have a second show !
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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Fantastic Ruth

The deep landscape murals look like giant Plein air paintings. I bet they are all jaw dropping in real life.
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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Ruth,

Your mural is simply amazing. You have done such an excellent job in creating this masterpiece.

If I were you I would hire a professional photographer with a large format camera to document the wall. Later with the slides you could scan them and then use photoshop and create a one piece mural print on a Lamda printer at a profesional lab such as click here. I believe some Lamda printers will print as wide as 30"x200" long, which is the roll length of the paper.


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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Ruth, you should be discouraged from taking your dog to work with you. If a child accidentally steps on his tail, you may be setting yourself up for a big lawsuit! Mike
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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Thank you for your comments! Country store porch is finished. I'll upload pictures soon.

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Unbelievable amazing !
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Just fantastic Ruth .... all wonderful paintings. What a huge job
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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Well, here's part of it...The figures represent a boy and his grandfather, actually the son and father-in-law of one of the developers of the project.

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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Oh Ruth, it's wonderful! I loved this part of the scene even before you added the figures! LOL.... The developer must be thrilled with this. Is that his dog too? Please do keep the pics coming. This is too good to miss.

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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Thanks Jamie! Here's the old drink box...

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Re: shopping market mural - UPDATED 19.11.04

Slowed way down during the holidays, but back at work on it now. One wall is going to be blocks of marble with metallic accents. This wall will hold a sign for one of the stores, and the marble wall goes around the store entrance.




There's a closet door right in the middle of the wall space, so I turned it into an entrance to another little make-believe building. The sign says "apartment for rent, inquire within" and up close I painted it to look like it's taped to the inside of the window. So here you have a door painted to look like a painted wooden door. Um... Anyway, I can't get back far enough to get the whole thing in the picture, so you get top and middle views.







Here's the fire extinguisher box...



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