The artist who created a popular downtown Uxbridge mural was hired to recreate it but this time on more durable material that should extend it's life. Uxbridge's Business Improvement Area (BIA) committee commissioned Uxbridge artist James Gain to create the mural in 2000, but the acrylic-on-wood painting that stands about 14 by 28 feet started to deteriorate about four years ago. The mural, which depicts an Uxbridge street scene during the First World War, is made up of 14 separate panels, each measuring 14 by 28 inches and was put together like a puzzle. "I didn't see what it looked like until it was up on the wall," said Mr. Gain.
Despite the fact the mural is based on a photograph -- one of many he went through more than 10 years ago courtesy of local historian Allan McGillivray -- Mr. Gain relished the opportunity to exercise a little artistic license, including trying different brush strokes and subtle changes to tone and colour.
All of the above text is from a newspaper account by Don Campbell.
I'm linking to Monday Mural.