I exit the underpass, leave the blue and red birds behind, and look back.
After the exit, is a couple of turtles.
The pic above was taken from across the road. The one below is from right at the head. (he’s so cute!)
Then there’s the swan. Le Gasp!
Followed by a green egret. (I think it’s an egret)
I just couldn’t get enough of these birds. The above & below pics were taken from across the road.
Hey! Look! Nick is in the upper left corner of the shot below.
He was working on the fishes, and would be done in 2 more days.
Shots of Nick are taken with his permission.
There are several symbols throughout the mural. @nelly_onehundred painted the symbols. Below is a sun.
A mosquito is an insect, not a symbol.
Then I can see the end of this side of the underpass.
However, first I must capture this butterfly.
Then there’s a bee.
Bee and flower love. SAVE THE BEES!
Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2018
The Artist: Nick Sweetman
Detail of Egret’s tail
57 thoughts on “UP Magic – Two”
Agree! It is fab!
Beautiful. The turtle has a wonderful expression. All those colorful critters reminds me of summer down here. Although we do see the Great Blue Heron most evenings.
Oh dear…it’s a Great Blue Heron, not an Egret. I am so bad at animal identification. Well, I have friends like you to help me out! Thank goodness you weren’t around for some of my earlier animal identification follies. Sigh!
Wow, that is amazing. I love the turtle.
Nick’s wildlife is spectacular! I’m very fortunate to live in a city that values artists, and gives them a gallery, even if it is in the streets!
I think this is my favorite among all the mural posts you’ve published. Simply exquisite!
It really is exquisite. I’m so glad you got to see it. Thank you for enjoying my street art blog!
Another great find. Outstanding colors!
There’s 1 more post in this series. Nick is a brilliant wildlife artist. I’m beyond thrilled to have seen this work of his!
Wow, wow, wow! ALL of Nick’s animals are gorgeous! I love the turtles, but that butterfly is amazing! Thanks for sharing these Resa and thanks for letting me know. 😁❤🐢
You are welcome! Love your wildlife. There’s 1 more post on this series. 😁❤🐢
Thanks, Resa! Great, I’ll look for it! 😁❤😁
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What talent. The eye of the bee is outstanding. The turtle is truly beautiful, as are all the other beings. Just love it.
I love it, too! It was so fab getting to watch Nick paint this!
BRILLIANT !!! The Swan and Heron (a great name for a pub) are painted so well. Love Ralph xoxoxo ❤
Heron, and here I thought it was an egret! However, Swan and Heron is much catchier for a pub. LOL I should edit that. I’m teaching people that a heron is an egret. Sending love!!! xoxoxox ❤
Oh, be still Heart! This is so stunningly beautiful it’s breathtaking. The Heron, The Swan, the Butterfly and Bee, I really feel like I walked into a dream. Thank you Resa, this is so remarkable! I left a comment last night from my iphone but everytime I try to post it it kicks me out of WP. This happens to me on several blogs, your’s is one. I can’t explain it. So, I am late, but totally enthralled with this collection. ❤
No worries! Hey maybe I’m in Spam?
Well, whatever, I decided to kick my IPhone out of a major part of my life. Ha!
Calls, texts, taking pics and necessary browsing, only. NO blogging, No Twitter (which I actually dislike immensely and use less and less) No Email (let me just sit comfortably at my laptop!) I was going ping, ping ding etc., notifications insane.
I am the master of my IPhone. ❤
I feel so powerful, in control! ❦❦❦
I definitely prefer to be able my PC! Unfortunately I’ve gotten into the habit of browsing before getting up in the morning. 40 lashes with a wet wet noodle 🍜! I need to detox. Good for you , I need help. ♥️😔
Wait!!!! I’ll eat that noodle.
You sound like my N, except he won’t admit he needs help. No matter what time I wake up, there he is, laying down with that IPhone, its glow on his face.
Yet, I’m the one with the problem. Apparently I’m not utilizing the phone to its full potential. xo
😊 apparently not! xo
Beautiful! I love the colors, scale and detail of everything.
I adore this mural, too! So glad you got to see it Kelly! If I don’t get part 3 up tomorrow, then Sunday!
Amazing! Love that Nick gave his permission to be photographed, Resa. You must have been so chuffed.. 🙂
Ya, chuffed! His last name, Sweetman, describes him perfectly! 😀 xoxoxo
OMG! You have a new theme. I was just over having a look see. Okay, hope I didn’t miss a post. xoxoxo
No, haven’t missed a post.. I’ve been busy, busy, busy – too busy! 🙂
Yay!!!! that you are busy!!! 🙃xoxoxo
Such beautiful animals, birds, fish, and insects. It’s nice that no category got left out, and they each got a beautiful portrayal. The turtle is so cute! xoxo
The mosquito makes me itch, but it is a very astute portrait. I really admire Nick’s work! xoxo
Kudos to Nick. Spectacular work. I love most the swan, the butterfly and the bees.
Yes, kudos. This is a wonderful mural!
Did you rmember me when you posted this. I recently asked you if you ever caught anyone in the creativer process. How cool.
I love the details in the turtle. (That was a turtle, right?)
Some of the guys/gals are so good, they should be compensated for their efforts. After all the arer beautfying the city
Yes, I remember. I did leave a message & link about that. I know we can’t keep up with all comments, but I am surprised how well you do…. and I appreciate it.
I try. It is not easy.
This series truly is outstanding! Can’t wait for part 3!
Tomorrow or Sunday!
Love them all but the mosquito is especially intriguing. The detail and the colors are incredible.
I’m just thankful the mosquito is an “artquito”! Could you image if they were that size in real life?
If they were, then we would be in a 1960’s B-Movie! 😀
Love turtles too. Galleries in streets are great and amazing. Thank you for sharing, Resa. Have a good week. Michael
Yeah, turtles! 😀
Turtles forvever! In the past i loved the “Ninja Mutant Hero Turtles”. ***Lol*** Best wishes, MIchael
What a beautiful world!
In Nick’s mind and through his hands, it is a gorgeous world!
I am thinking of the street artists, how generously they share their gift. To give people the world like this, to brighten their day – isn’t it wonderful? Such a difference they make.
I adore it!
All creatures great and small, The Sweet Man made them all.
Incredible art and artist!
Thank you, Resa.