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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Trompe l'oeil on the River Walk

Astoria, Oregon ~ January 31, 2011
Mural by Jo Brown behind the Sears Store

This delightful period piece trompe l'oeil ("deceive-the-eye") mural has been an Astoria landmark for a number of years now. This is only a piece. It takes up the entire back of the Sears store on the River Walk. The reason for the odd angle, and probably the reason I haven't done more with it, is because there are always real trucks here unloading and trucks, cars, and SUVs parked in front of it. By the way, the pilings there are part of the artwork. I expect to post more scenes from it over the next few days. You can also see the "before" pictures and more of the images on Jo Brown's web site. Also click on the keywords below for more of her work on this blog.

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7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Delightful is the word. Very nicely executed and it tells a story!

Paul said...

That is a very nice mural and beautifully done too!

RedPat said...

This looks wonderful - looking forward to seeing more!

Clytie said...

Amazing, I went to the link and she is an extraordinary artist!

Jack said...

That is well done and interesting. Odd that Sears would commission it.

~Cheryl said...

This is really wonderful! There is so much to take in .... and you say it's only a piece of the mural. Wow!

Francisca said...

Hrrmph! I am subscribed to your posts but this one did not come in! And what a huge pity it would be to miss it! Terrific mural!

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