"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bible story murals

I'm running low on original mural photos so it's time to go to some sources. In the next little while I'll share with you some of the exciting murals and artists' web sites I've found online.

I'll start today with a couple of Bible illustration mural sites.

This beautiful "Jonah and the Whale" mural was painted by Doug Westbrook, a graphic designer, illustrator and muralist. He and his wife have been the Children's Church directors at Central Baptist Church in Houston Texas for over 15 years.

His web site features 22 more beautiful Bible illustration murals including this striking crucifixion scene.

Find more Bible illustration murals at Bruce Barry's Bible Story Murals.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mural miscellany

Here are a couple from my miscellaneous file.

This pastel water scene decorates the wall of the swimming pool and water slide in an Edmonton Super 8 motel.

I sometimes wonder how people choose the subjects for murals in various places. Like this Roman style bath-among-the-ruins mural. It's in one of our local shopping malls. Maybe I'm thick, but I don't exactly get the connection with shopping.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Murals of ambience

Restaurant murals add to the ambience. These aren't great shots, but you get the idea.

This street-front mural covers a wall of Dadeo's, a Cajun restaurant in Edmonton Alberta.

This pastoral / architectural ruins scene is from Stella's Tap and Tapas Bar on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. (Not sure what the guy on the left is doing - harvesting some of his brewsky?)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

"May the Lord fill our sails with fair wind,
support our hulls in inviting seas,
guide our hands upon the tiller toward pleasant places
and bring us home to a safe and loving harbor."

- a traditional maritime blessing quoted in Sidewalks and Sand by Constance Daley

(Murals from West Vancouver)



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