Sunday, October 08, 2006
This is Dinstuhl's Fine Candies on Pleasant View.
We have been painting these windows seasonally for the past year or two.
this is the very first one for Spring 2005 -
Yesterday I painted the fall scene for the second time.
It is the most fun to paint this mural - and the people at Dinstuhl's give me free candy while I'm working -
I feel this store is a good match for the style of painting I do for my gallery work - The colors are always fun -
like I'm cartooning in a way. The area is filled with car dealerships -an overdeveloped dreary generic feeling -
I feel that this mural helps the area aesthetically, especially the more recent ones
This is my first mural -
it's in Pappy's Oyster Bar - 2203 Whitten Rd. - Memphis,TN
I believe this one is about 23' x 5'
It took me 60 hrs to paint,
I could hear the roar of motorcycles from the Harley Davidson shop next door the entire time -
I was working on this the night the United States bombed Iraq, I remember being petrified.
I did these two wall paintings of NBA players in a private residence here in Memphis.
The whole thing took me about 20 hours.
Mike Miller of the Memphis Grizzlies
and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat.
I told the client that I would change the players if their son changed his mind.
The family had an amazing wire fox terrier that hung out with me and watched me paint.