Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 26th, our 22nd Painting Session

 Vero Beach Mural Project Sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club.  Created by Artist Volunteers Judy Burgarella, Dawn Mill and Christine Thomas.  Stretched canvas panels, 36' long by 8' high, each panel 8' x 6'.  Created in and for the Community Center.  Visitors welcome to watch the artists paint between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.Today we were very late in getting started.  Got to the Community Center about 9:00, but had visitors all morning.  Bob Barbour, photographer/video producer and an ardent volunteer member of the Vero Beach Art Club, stopped by to talk to us about making a video to put up on Utube or TV.  We discussed angles, clothes, time, editing, etc.  Sue Dinenno stopped by to check out the mural, and then Cliff Partlow of Hometown News dropped by to take some pics.  It's great to get feedback and suggestions from outside people, as they come to the canvas with a fresh perspective.  Cliff had some historical information about people to possily include in the mural, which we will look into.
Left to right: Dawn Mill, Christine Thomas, Bob Barbour and Cliff Partlow

Detail of porpous on Canvas #4 by Christine Thomas

Below is Christine's porpous--ain't he/she cute?  We're taking suggestions for names for our critters (mine are yet to be borne of the brush).  Petey? Penelope? Paulie? Or something ethnic: Pedro? Paddy? Pablo? Pooja?  Plato?  This is gonna be fun!  Maybe we should get the children involved in naming this cuteypie.

Here's my train so far carrying citrus ... a bit crude yet, just roughed in.

Train detail on Canvas #1 by Judy Burgarella
Below is Dawn at the canvas, refining the back of the the Driftwood hotel.  She's got some great ideas for the beach--there will be children, more critters, surfers, fishermen, and more.
Dawn Mill working on Canvas #5

Before we knew it it was lunch, and then I left at 3:00 to get to a meeting and prepare for the Gallery Stroll, which was a smashing success--hundreds of people here in the Downtown Arts District, and everybody had a good time.  Hopefully this mural will be advanced enough to be viewable at the next stroll in October.

Monday (tomorrow) is another painting day, and after that Dawn will be gone for a few sessions--maybe Chris and I will be able to catch up to her!  Stay tuned.
Judy Burgarella

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