Saturday, October 29, 2005
My Garage Mural-done in 2002
Can you see the horses in the barn, the ducks in the pond, silo, wagon,truck, dog in doghouse chained up to a stake, windmill, grass growing up center of road going to the barn, furniture on porch, wood box beside porch, old tall pitcher pump still driping water, kids wagon, wheelbarrow filled with cement, mat in front of door, and there are flower boxes on each side of porch that doesn`t show so well, plus more. I just kept adding what ever came to mind as I went along. Had no plans, just worked along with what ever I thought might belong in the olden days farm properties. My first large painting came about only because I needed something challenging to occupy my mind at the time. Love Horses, my childhood dreams were to someday live on a Horse Ranch. More pictures to follow
This is my garage painting-- two doors together measure 8 feet wide x 8 feet high. Did with a 1/4 inch paint brush. You remember those tiny ones that come in a kids paint by number set. Colors done by mixing 4 basic paints together. Took 3 full weeks working from sunup to sundown and some done using the light over the doors. My way to keep my sanity when I first lost Walt. Horse head overhead was given to me by my younger sister and her husband. He passed away little over a year ago from a fall off a ladder while trying to hang a swing in the tree in their backyard for his grandchildren to use. One swell fellow.
My Heart and Soul went into doing that painting and I keep praying for it to last a few more years. Lots od things don`t show good in the pictures, such as the little black and white dog in the doghouse and the silver chain going from the dog collar to a stake in the ground outside the doghouse. To do some of the very fine small things took really consentrating which was what i needed back then.
Thanks friend for visiting my blog.
Yes i have sprayed it every fall with clear urethane. Last week i sprayed it again with the MINIWAX spar Urethane with hopes to keep it for another winter. It is showing a few places where the paint is starting to crack, but might be the fact that i painted it onto plywood.
Yes, it can be seen from the road while driving down out street. But the garage does sit at the end of the driveway- further back from the road than the house does.