I spent a good part of the day yesterday getting back into the swing of things at the Kidron store in the Buggy Barn. The wall of roosting chickens I began painting a few months ago now is almost complete– heads and all! A couple chickens were in the unfortunate position of not having a head for the last 3 months! Even though many customers mentioned being in grampa’s barn as a kid and their memories of ‘headless’ chickens I didn’t want to go there in this buggy barn! I told them this buggy barn would be peaceful! The chickens now look much happier!
I enjoyed meeting and talking with people at the store and getting the instant feedback to my artwork. This really is the best part of this project! So if you are in the store please stop by!
I will probably move on to a large back wall starting next week to paint a life sized hitching post with a couple Amish buggy horses tied to it. My hope is to give the impression of being in an actual buggy barn so of course you have to have buggy horses tied right outside! As many of you may know in our little town of Kidron there is a very large hitching post directly across from Lehman’s. I will paint a simplified version of this with the Lehman’s sign off in the distance just as you see at the actual hitching post in Kidron. I am creating a space for people to stand beside the life sized buggy horse mural to take photos as a keepsake from their visit to Lehman’s.
To see the ‘works in progress’ pics stop by often! I will post here on a regular basis so you can see it take shape. To see the completed outdoor murals that are a part of the outdoor cafe area go to the Mural link of the blog’s front page. To see more of my artwork go to www.suesteiner.com Thanks for stopping by!