Monday, September 24, 2012

One very huge painting

Penny Corradine and Bill Faulkner on the motorized equipment in front of a small portion of their summer project

Penny in front of a small section of her art

A day off school on Friday, so J and I took a field trip to see our friends, Penny Corradine and Bill Faulkner of Wolfpack Studios, at their project in downtown Calgary.
    Quite the Project:  This Summer, Penny  was commissioned to re-furbish the mural, Early Stampede Parade on the Calgary Stampede Grounds.  Penny originally painted the mural in 1997.  
      Bill took the daughter and I up in the motorized lift that he had to take a course to learn how to run.  He even let the seven-year-old paint a square area on the mural, saying in 10 years she can point to that spot and tell people she painted it.  Needless to say, she was thrilled.
      These photos were taken on the north side of the mural and Corral building.  The larger part of the mural is on the Corral building's east side.  
You'll find an entire photo of this larger area at Early Stampede Parademural at   The website's photo was snapped prior to this Summer's  re-vamp.  You'll just have to venture downtown Calgary to see the latest version!
 Penny and Bill taking a break to assess their work.

Bill trains an up and coming artist

Look how excited the seven-year-old is!

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