Muralist helps locals ready for some painted wall history
Artist Linda Solomon explains some of the details of her historical mural art during a mural painting workshop for Rio Vision at the veterans' hall, July 30, 2014, in Rio Vista. (Steve Reczkowski/Daliy Republic)
RIO VISTA — Busy muralist John Holland doesn't throw out his paint brushes after a single use.
His five-gallon orange bucket filled with murky water and brushes, and his wooden sidekick nicknamed "Bob," attest to that fact. Bob is a well-used paint brush with wild-hair bristles that he now uses for a painting technique called stippling.
The occasionally wild-haired Bob Marley, the king of reggae music, of course.
Holland, from South Lake Tahoe, was in Rio Vista on Wednesday, giving a mural demonstration that will be a "re" kickoff of a mural campaign designed to help fix up downtown Rio Vista. Continue Reading