Sunday, November 19, 2017

Monday Mural: West Coast Blues

This large scale mural by Griffin One is found on MLKing Blvd. in West Oakland.  As you can imagine, it was hard to get a shot of the whole wall.  I can only suggest you enlarge the photo and check out some of the details.  The colors are actually this dark and it looks as if the entire mural was painted with indigo.  That put me in the mind of the wonderful Duke Ellington song Mood Indigo provided here for your listening pleasure.  In the 50s and 60s Oakland had a lively blues and jazz scene with lots of clubs in town where well-known artists performed.  There's still lots of clubs in town but most are dedicated to current music styles.

Welcome to Monday Mural. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

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13 comments:

  1. I like the fact they painted in blue for the blues. Nice music too. Thanks for hosting.

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  2. A great piece - wonderful use of the space available and I love that indigo colour

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  3. Excellent work here! THe color is super and the trumpet really stands out in gold.

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  4. A very long tone in that mural. Nice.

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  5. The color is so dramatic. Awesome mural!

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  6. incredibly beautiful mural. I love how it is all in one colour and I love the support brick wall.

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  7. This is such a good one! Thanks again for hosting us each week!

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  9. Love this one ODP, so cool the way the artist has used the blue theme, must admit jazz is a favourite genre of mine ☺

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