"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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Monday, April 30, 2012

Branching out

 This tree mural, painted on the side of a shop in Ocean Park (South Surrey) is only visible at an angle because of the nearness of the building beside it.

 The grapevine detailing is a nice touch.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Sandcastle fantasy

This mural depicting sandcastles by Elizabeth Hollick was painted on a wall facing Marine Drive in White Rock B.C. It recalls the glory days of the White Rock Sandcastle Festival.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Nothing without effort

This inspirational mural is painted on the south-facing wall of Langley Secondary School in Langley, B.C.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Resurrection Mural

The Resurrection Mural by Ron DiCianni at 12 feet high x 40 feet wide is the largest mural depicting the resurrection of Christ. This March 2010 press release describes the work:

"Commissioned to be the signature piece of a newly opened museum in Dallas, TX, internationally acclaimed Artist Ron DiCianni describes the work to be his Magnum Opus, capping a half century long career. Standing at 40 feet long by 12 feet high, this oil on canvas mural represents the largest known contemporary depiction of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The mural, entitled Resurrection, has many distinct features and includes a twist on the typical portrayal of Christ’s resurrection by showing several past “Heroes of the Faith” in attendance, including John the Baptist, Moses, Abraham and Isaiah.    Modeling for these characters were some of the other top artists in America, including Morgan Weistling & Thomas Blackshear..." (Read more....pdf)

Go to this page to view a video of the artist talking about the process and the characters in his mural.

The mural has its own web page, if you're interested in exploring more, perhaps even buying a poster or print.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

Prairie Sunset

I snapped this mural on a downtown street in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a couple of summers ago. The artist has done a good job of  turning a solid wall into a scene with depth and perspective.  (Sorry, I don't know the exact location or the artist's name).

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Polo Match

"Sunday Afternoon at the Polo Match" by Stan Phelps, 1991 (Photo © 2007 by Ramona Heikel)
This is another mural in the High River Albert mural series. Below is the story of the mural as told in the Historic Murals Walking Tour brochure:

And that completes our abbreviated tour of the historic murals of High River. Thanks to Ramona Heikel for sending me the photos. And what fabulous murals they are! I have put a visit to High River on my bucket list so that I can view them for myself.



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