Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8th, our 17th Painting Session

People always have questions regarding this project, so the following will be posted every few days to help new viewers understand the project without looking for it among dozens of posts.
Who:  Totally funded by and sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club.
           Artist Volunteers:  Dawn Mill (artist and project manager), Christine Thomas (artist), and Judy Burgarella (artist and blogger)
What: Vero Beach Mural Project.  Six stretched panels each 6' wide by 8' high, totaling 36' long, to be hung in the Community Center.
Where:  Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, 772-978-4592
When:  Artists paint Mondays and Fridays, early morning until late afternoon.
Visit:  Best time to view painters at work is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If visiting, kindly keep it brief so that the painters can get the most out of their day.
Why:  For the beautification of the City of Vero Beach; also to be used as an educational tool and in the promotion of the City of Vero Beach.

Felt like we got a lot accomplished today, although Christine could not be there.  So both Dawn and I roughly mapped in our second panels, which was a relief to at least start them.

Dawn's first panel is looking just exquisite.  She had a minor alteration she had to do near her alligator, but after that all went smoothly.  Below is her panel against my second one, and I will be refining the segue as the panel gets further along.  

Today, finally I started blocking in my second panel, and below are my first and second panels together.  There will be famous landmarks and people in my sections, which I am eager to tackle.  It's going to be a real challenge segueing my panel onto Dawn's and trying to match her beautiful techniques and colors ... but that's the beauty part of being an artist--there are always new challenges!

Judy's first and second panels

Below is Dawn's second panel partially blocked in, and Chris's first panel, almost finished.  On Friday Dawn will work on segueing them together.  Dawn is a master at that!

Christine's first panel adjoining Dawn's second panel

Below are all six panels lined up together.  Doesn't look like much yet, but it will be.  

All six panels lined up together (#1=Judy, #2=Judy, #3=Dawn, #4=Christine, #5=Dawn, #6=Christine)

This photo does not do the murals justice, they really are starting to come together.  Dawn and I brainstormed a bit today and arrived at a terrific solution to the odd-lookin legened sectioned portions of the 2002 panels, one which will not only solve the visual problem, but will tie the whole project together.  So glad we have those extra panels!  We will set that process in motion right away.

Well that's all for today.  We'll be painting again this Friday.

Judy Burgarella
Blogger for
The Vero Beach Mural Project
Vero Beach Art Club

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