What can I say about these wonderful artists and the huge paintings on the buildings of the town I live in Oceanside California.
Well, they are truly fantastic. I love all the different styles. I love art and painting myself so I really appreciate what it takes. I have done three murals in my lifetime. One was a commissioned piece for a tool cutter business. I painted a cheetah with a large cutter in his mouth. The other was for my sons room when they were small. It was a jungle book scene, with all the main characters, and the last one was for the Humane Society that I once worked at. I painted cats on the window seals, and dogs walking below, each looking at each other. Real dogs would walk by and bark at them. lol
The one below is by a famous artist you might have heard of. Wyland.
Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped. Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation.
This one is ours.
It’s too big for one frame..
Then you have murals like this which depicts the first Oceanside Pier and the settlers.
Here is another of the same mural. showing the Lucieno Indians and Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.
And the last one..
Here is another showing a bit of history. The famous Coast Highway 101.
And this one on a market with the typical beach scene!
Speaking of beach scenes..here are more.
And this one on an Antique’s Shop.
Lastly this one.
There are so many in Oceanside that I will post more..