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This is a mural painted in Huron, SD. For a time the city had a plan to paint one mural a year. Huron hosts the South Dakota State Fair and I was chosen to paint a mural depicting the state fair. I was there the year before and shot some nice candid photos used in the mural. The upper half shows the color and action of the rides at night and the lower sections depicts the busy-nes of all the people and activities of the day.
This mural was painted in Rapid City, SD in a newly remodeled "Runnings" store. A store that sells farm and outdoor everything. The mural is painted on a wall just past the checkout lanes and so it is difficult to shoot a goood picture. I painted the mural in all sepia colors and tinted a bit towards gold to give it an old photo look.
In 2015 St. Patrick's Church wanted to redesign their sanctuary and include murals. I designed the look of the wall behind the alter. I painted the four murals plus the small sunlit scen above the cross on canvas and glued them to the wall. Carpenters built a curved wall, then created all the woodwork that framed the murals. The two side alters were done in a different style, that resembled a early Byzantine stye of art. I painted them on canvas glued to a thick plywood.
This mural was done with chidren from the middle school in Albert Lea, Mn. I met with kids and listened to their ideas, then came up with a design. The kids help paint the mural in the lower areas and I clean up edges. Twelve small squares were given to kids who painted their own designs and they were then mounted into the body of the mechanical man depicting technology.
This mural was done for preschool located in a building that also housed the "Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, MN. Because there were three windows located in the middle of the wall, I carried the mural up and over to the second wall. I shows the kids in a scene helping one another through the world and finally the adults are shown with parting curtains and the kids entering onto the worlds stage.
St Francis church of Rochester wanted artwork for the revised side altar that was dedicated to St Joseph. They wanted a style that would replicate a Fresco, so I had them create a background with drywall compounds and no paint.
I then used milk based paint that would soak into the surface. I was then coated with a flat clear coat to protect the surface.