Traffic Box Mural, Austin, Texas
My mode of transportation. Well, you know, it’s an old van and the paint was flaking off, so I fixed it. In my own way.
STARRY STEERS. This is one side of an electrical box mural in Bastrop, Texas. The title of the entire box is “If Famous Artists Lived in Texas.” Each side has a Texas theme painted in the style of a famous artist. The next three photos show the other 3 sides of the box.
Cowgirl before a Mirror
Blue Bonna Lisa
Composition Lone Star
Cowjunto. My creation for Austin Cow Parade. It sold for $27,000 at a charity auction. I got paid, but not that much! a good cause. Cowjunto is a play on the word conjunto, which is a type of Tex Mex music. In the photo me on ukulele, Mike Sullivan on accordion and Rudy Munguia on accordion playing “Hey, Baby, Que Paso?” the most famous Tex Mex song.
Flamencow – my second creation for Austin Cow Parade. I recently had the pleasure of restoring this one and Cowjunto after 8 years out in Texas weather. It was good paint, but the Texas sun can eventually win over any paint.
Emmy’s fridge. A friend let my family use her lake house but in exchange asked us to put a coat of paint on the rusting fridge. You know I couldn’t just put a coat of paint on it! She loved it. I’ll paint anything.
In Smithville, Texas, painting murals for the recreation center, I had a LOT of help. Ages 6 to 60 volunteered to paint, and I found jobs for all. What a great experience painting with the community.
The artist standing next to “Wild Horses” a mural on an electrical box in Bastrop, Tx. Insert is how the box looked before the mural
“Wild Flowers” – a mural on an electrical box in Bastrop, Tx. Photo below shows the other side of the box, and insert shows what the box looked like while I was priming it.
The other side of “Wild Flowers” mural.
“Music Box” – my mural on a transformer box in Bastrop, Tx. This mural won the people’s choice award for 2015.
“Bastrop Chickens” – another mural I painted. Bastrop has a wild chicken sanctuary on Farm Street. You can drive down the street and watch the chickens – or be stopped by them because they do cross the road. A black hen watched me painting this mural for 2 days – she was 3 blocks outside the sanctuary though.
“Those who Came Before” – another of my murals in Bastrop.
The paint was flaking off the hood of my old van, so I painted it. What? You didn’t expect an artist to paint it white to match the rest of the van, did you?
The Beer Barn Mural. I painted this with the help of a troop of Girl Scouts. It is a building in a park in Elgin, Tx (concession stand – hence the name). All 4 sides are painted.
“Babette’s Blue” – a mural I did on wood for a patron who wanted it fit into a specific place in her home.