Another Sports job-United Airlines & The Chicago Bears
The entrance to the United Club at Soldier Field featuring Tim Zeltner's cityscape and behind the doors on the right my image of da Bears all-time greats.
The mural of the Bears all-time greats. It's hard to tell the scale but this mural is over 15 feet high.
The acrylic painting. It's actually two pieces, each about 38" wide, butted together.
The "Fan Wall" depicts happy Bears fans amidst a bummed out Packers fan. I wasn't able to put a Packers logo on this guy's hat because of licensing issues. But I did manage to sneak some real people into the scene.
I tried to design the painting so that at eye level you would see the few "real" people in the scene. From right to left there is my younger daughter Lily (now 12) in her father's arms (now bald). Then my now teenager Emma and my lovely wife Leslie next to yours truly again, next to legendary Chicagoan Harry Carey (albeit a Cubs announcer)
This painting of the 1933 worlds fair and the world champs was enlarged to over 50 feet across. So I'm told, I haven't been to Chicago to see these yet.
Here's two views of this mural, combining the city of Chicago in the background with eight individual portraits stripped into the scene.
Here's the portraits of the individual players
And here's the background painting of the Chicago skyline
Along the hallways of the United Club are mock airline windows with portraits of individual Bears greats in their plane seats. It looks like these came out OK even though the originals are each only about 8 " high.
Mr. Bear, George Halas
Bronko Nagurski, perusing ESPN while in-flight
This last image was used smaller as a framed poster. I got so used to "murals" that a poster around six feet tall seemed small. It's easy to get jaded.