A mural, done properly, requires lots of sketches and preliminary studies to determine structure and tonal values, as well as composition. These are but two studies for a mural by Ludwig Zaiser back around 1910. It's unlikely that the mural itself survived two world wars.
"I have heard it related that a a certain time one of the younger cherubim wandered from Heaven in his play and came into the Realm of Hell: and there, it is said, the woeful Dark Prince of that domain, before he bore the youngling back to Paradise, its little wings being weary, nursed it on his knees and warmed it at his fires, remembering . . . . . ."
A remarkable work by Rose O'Neill, she of 'Kewpie' fame
Art by someone in the circle of Elizabeth Shippen Green
somewhere around 1900
Annie did some research to find that this post's lovely painting was by Violet Oakley. Oakley was one of the early female muralists, creating an outstanding body of work in 60 some years of productivity. Associated with Elizabeth Shippen Green and the Brandywine tradition, Oakley deserves more recognition. I will post a bit of her mural work sometime.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.