Updated picture of the mural as of Aug. 5/10. A special thanks to Barry Doucette and Marie for suggesting a mural. The best advertising for Ivan's museum yet. The number of visitors and picture takers is incredible.
As promised, here's the updates on the mural. The picture to the immediate right (south side of museum) needs the finishing touches but you get the drift. Ivan plans to add the shipwreck between the two windows and Peggy washing ashore on the corner right of the US flag.
The north side is complete and as you can see he's working on the woodshed as well.
The number one question to Ivan is, "Did you paint that mural?" and the second is, "How long did it take." Well of course Ivan is the artist and how long did it take? About a week to do the front from the sky down. Normally skies are the easiest thing for Ivan in his paintings, but he worked on and off for over two months before being satisfied. One lady said, "Ivan, every time I walk past the sky is different." He teased her by saying, "Stop walking by," and added, "The real sky is different every day."
Now that he has the hang of it, it took only two days to paint the north and south sides of the house and the woodshed.
Ivan says the comments, enthusiasm and encouragement from visitors makes it all worth while.