Tuesday, May 6, 2014


A lot was going on in New Harmony this weekend, with the Arts in Harmony festival, the Harmonie Hundred bike ride and this guy painting a new mural on the side of Sara’s Harmony Way. Whew, I think I need a nap;) The mural guy, Scott Hagan, a.k.a. “The Barn Painter” is from Ohio up around West Virginia. He learned his craft from one of the last of the old Mail Pouch Tobacco barn advertising painters. Nice guy, enjoyed talking with him. The mural was painted after a design by Ben Nicholson. I love the shadows, which Peter Pan-like seem to be working independently, and the strange glinting reflection off the brush on his neck.