Monday, November 05, 2012

Monday Murals - Under Construct

Andy | Monday, November 05, 2012 | Best Blogger Tips

Artist: Tracy Root. She is painting a 16 metre wide mural commissioned by the London Arts Council and the city’s heritage committee. Unfortunately for me, I was there on Tracy's day off.

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Work is taking place along the bike path, under the Thames River crossing of Oxford St., in London Ontario. Tracy designed the scene to include a valley, rolling hills, houses, farmers, and a river running through the middle. The valley is bordered by lush forest on either side and the whole scene is framed with a bright blue sky. She started the mural on September 28th and hopes to have it finished by October 27th. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

19 comments:

  1. Great mural Andy. It has a bit of japanese look. By the way is everything in that place London named after the real thing in England. Oh and when it is ready will you be so kind of placing a new picture of it. Thanks already.

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    1. At one time Canada used to be a British colony. So you will find lots about my country is related to England. Also, particularly in Quebec and the Atlantic Maritime Provinces there are ties that reflect back to the French who originally settled here. The Seven Years' War and the the Treaty of Paris gave England control of most of North America.

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  2. and also unfortunately for you - and by extension us - it is a long way to go back to see the finished result.

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  3. Bridges are always a nice place to make a mural. You can paint quiet and dry without disturbing. It will take some time to finish this.

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  4. What an undertaking this is!!! The end result will be magnificent.

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  5. This is very interesting to see one in the process of coming alive. Thanks for showing it and I hope to see the finished masterpiece in time.

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  6. I really like it even in its unfinished state but it is going to be spectacular when all done.

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  7. That is a lot of work, nice you caught it in its unfinished state, shows the amount of work that goes into a project like this. Hope to see it in it's completed state sometime in the future.

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  8. I still can't figure out how artists can maintain perspective with a canvas that big. It's astonishing. I like the dynamism of her lines. They seem to vibrate with a life of their own. How lucky for you to get a "before" shot. And I look forward to the "after" photo. Thanks for contributing to Monday Mural.

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  9. this looks to me like a giant paint by number!
    I will be anxious to see the finished look.

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    1. That's exactly what went through my mind when I first saw it. I had to walk up closer to see if there were numbers in the blank spaces. I can assure you that there are none and is painted with pure artist skills.

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  10. It would be a privilege to see the artist at work, sigh!

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  11. Wow, it shows all the work that goes into these murals, hours of work.

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  12. That is so cool! I've never seen a mural "under construction." It looks beautiful. Maybe you can go back and watch her finish it?

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  13. Cool Andy, when were you in my fair city? We use the bike and walking paths (Thames Valley Parkway; otherwise known as the TVP) a lot.

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    1. Yup. London is where I took the photo.

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  14. Wow. Such detail. I admire artists very much, as that would drive me nuts.

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