A surprise around every corner: Richard Haas murals in Homewood

A small Richard Haas mural for the Twisted Q BBQ and Bakery in Homewood IL (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

Yes, BBQ plus cake, at the Twisted Q BBQ and Bakery in the Village of Homewood, Illinois, near Chicago.

And yes, that’s a flat wall with a trompe l’oeil mural by Richard Haas, who specializes in them. They’re all over Homewood’s pretty downtown area, so I thought I’d share a few photos….

Homewood Florist mural by Richard Haas in Homewood IL (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

The Homewood Florist has been at this spot since 1960 – look at the lush detail in their Haas mural!

I like their sign, too. It’s one of those that was in fashion design-wise, then wasn’t but nobody changed it, and now it’s “vintage” and “retro” and no one would think of changing it.

Another view of the Richard Haas mural for Homewood Florist (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

Here’s a straight-on view of the Florist mural. Look how the arbor seems to jut out of the wall.

Homewood Florist Haas mural details the owner's pets (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

While Haas was painting the Florist mural, the owner’s dog died, so he included a special little detail in the work….

Part of a huge Richard Haas movie theater mural in Homewood IL (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

Isn’t this movie theater and marquee incredible?

Vintage movie posters recreated by Richard Haas for the theater mural in Homewood IL (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

I’m ready for some popcorn and a double feature right about now….

Disclosure: I was hosted on this visit by the Chicago Southland CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Village of Homewood, who shared their love of these murals with me.

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