Two weeks and 435 litres of paint, but the remaining sides of the Dunedoo silo are complete.
Painting an artwork 20-metres high was a first for Brisbane street artist Daniel Krause, also known as Drule, who is the creator behind the art on the remaining sides of the silo.
The Dunedoo silo is owned by local farmer Brett Yeo, who bought the town's silos when Graincorp sold off 72 of them throughout NSW.
The first two sides were painted by Dorrigo artist Peter Mortimore in 2020, and feature an image of jockey Hugh Bowman who grew up on a farm near Dunedoo, and his achievements aboard mare Winx.
However after a Facebook post, Mr Krause was tasked with the reverse side of the silo, which was completed in June.
"I'd never painted one," he said.
He liked the stuff that I paint, and gave me a little bit of a brief, but he told me he just wanted something that gets attention and draws people to Dunedoo.Brisbane street artist Daniel Krause
"I just posed on a [Facebook] page I would love to paint a silo, and Brett must have seen it and rang me and said 'I'll give you the opportunity'.
"He liked the stuff that I paint, and gave me a little bit of a brief, but he told me he just wanted something that gets attention and draws people to Dunedoo."
The image depicts a child, based Mr Krause's own son, reading a book in a wheat field.
"It was fun to do, and I definitely learned a lot," he said.
The Brisbane artist, who specialises in custom art, from large scale murals to custom canvases, was joined by fellow Queensland artists Jarad Danby and James Ellis.
It took the trio two weeks, and over 435 litres of paint to complete.
"They did the rail side by themselves, while I did the main wall.
"They actually managed to do that in four days, as that was the only time frame we were allowed on the tracks.
"Despite a few hiccups and the rain, they managed to get something on there."
However Mr Krause said painting the 20-metre high canvas was a new challenge, but said he hoped to do more.
"I don't like heights," he joked.
"When the wind goes and [the boom] rocks a bit, it makes you clench a little.
"Hopefully it leads to more.
"There are a couple out that way that I did eye off and thought what if we can get onto those."
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