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Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio

In Early 2014 I had the privilege to be called up to work on the recreation of a church mural at St. Aloysius church in Bowling Green, Ohio, The muralist is Felix Lieftuchter (b. Cincinnati, OH. 1883). My job is as an in-painter, which is…
St. Columba in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
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Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography

Felix Bernard Lieftuchter was an artist who was born in Cincinnati in  on Oct. 29, 1882. He produced at least six major church decorations, worked with mosaics and engaged in portraiture. Education He studied with Frank  Duveneck and…
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Reverse Graffiti

I love this concept - graffiti created by removing dirt. Just to be clear, these practitioners are removing the dirt, not applying anything. It's a wonderful idea and a poignant statement about the condition of our world. Businesses have also…
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RedBall Project, Perth, Australia

February 8 through March 5, I am in Perth Australia assisting Kurt Perschke on his RedBall Project, which is simply a 15 ft. diameter Inflatable red ball which we site and install in architectural spaces. This is a project he has been working…
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Smith College Museum of Art Decorated Restrooms

I visited the Smith College Museum of Art this fall.There were many great paintings and Northhampton, MA. is a terrific town. But the funnest part was their restrooms, which are beautifully decorated by two artists who did residencies at the…
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The San Francisco Murals of Mona Caron

In the fall of 2009 I had a pleasant visit to San Francisco after attending a wedding in northern California. I had never visited the city before, and I specifically wanted to take a look at some of the many murals there. I will do another…
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Violet Oakley and the Red Rose Girls

I just finished reading a terrific book on the story of the Red Rose girls, three female students of Howard Pyle who ended up establishing a communal house and studio called the Red Rose Inn. They collaborated and were living together for…
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Marquetry Wood Mural

A unique decorative art technique that I became aware of recently is  marquetry wood murals. Here is an example by Emile Galle, late nineteenth century, French.  Marquetry is inlaying wood in decorative patterns, usually in furniture or sometimes…
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Marc Dalessio's Learning Curve

I was recently looking at a blog by an artist/teacher I really admire, Marc Dalessio. He has some wonderful work and ratchets up his envy factor by where he lives which is Florence, Italy. Take a look at his wonderful landscapes and portraits. He…
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Marilyn Monroe Mural, Washington D.C.

This wonderful and popular mural is at the corner of Calvert and Connecticut, near the Woodley Park Metro station. Commissioned in 1981 by Roi Barnard of Salon Roi, and painted by John Bailey. There is or was a bronze plaque installed at 2604…
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Laser mural

Here is something that is wall art with a twist. It is a laser projection that activates when someone stands in the proper position ( and disappears once you leave). This was in London a couple years ago.
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Watermelon Mural

I was out on my bicycle looking for a place to paint when I spotted this wonderful humorous mural near Logan Circle in Washington D.C. I think 14th and Corcoran are the cross streets or nearby.