Lincoln Highway mural number 15 . . . Geneva, IL

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Jay Allen
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Lincoln Highway mural number 15 . . . Geneva, IL

Post by Jay Allen » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:16 pm

Things changed beginning with this mural.

No longer are we working with Bill Hueg on the murals. He started this mural (I'm not even sure what the story was here!!) but wasn't able to finish due to previous commitments. The pay schedule for the mural project got stalled due to project management and finance issues (now getting on track again) so he had to go do other commissions.

So this is the last of the Allen-Hueg-Marshall series of murals (he may end up doing a few more) - and now myself and Joe Marshall are painting them. Apparently, much to my own amazement, I can paint in a pictorial style . . . probably explainable by 'osmosis' working alongside Bill Hueg. He's a great teacher . . .

So I painted the motorcycle cop and Joe did the background. Bill got the sky, part of the first building and the front wheel of the motorcycle . . . then Joey and I painted our first pictorial mural. Sort of like being thrown in the lake to learn how to swim . . . DO . . . or die.

I think we barely 'made it to shore' - but the Ashton mural was a much better effort. That's coming next . . .

Hope you like it . . .

http://s442.photobucket.com/albums/qq14 ... =slideshow

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Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 15 . . . Geneva, IL

Post by Mark Summers » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:38 pm

For what it's worth Jay, you did a very commendable job. No way for anybody to
compare themselves to a Bill Hueg, I do believe he is at the top of the food chain.
And you're no slouch. Maybe not as fast a Bill but take a bow.
Thanks for sharing your project with us. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the time
lapse pictorial.

Mark

Jay Allen
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Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 15 . . . Geneva, IL

Post by Jay Allen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 pm

Thank you, Mark. More of a testament to Bill than to my budding skills as a pictorial painter!! Monochromatic color scheme makes it easier also . . . Painting values . . .

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Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 15 . . . Geneva, IL

Post by vance galliher » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:06 pm

....values..................what a great lesson Jay!..........it really is all about the light and dark..........in pictorials as in life......if it works in black and white, you really don't need colors...........again, thanks for posting
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