Again we are painting without Dawn, as she has classes today. We hope she is feeling better too. Christine and I both discussed how difficult it is to get here in the morning, getting out of our snuggly beds. However, once the brush is dipped in paint everything changes. We then become creators of life. Well, maybe not real life, but life on the canvas. With acrylic, I am learning, painting animals is especially exciting because as you apply each layer you can see the smudges of paint gradually come to life, and in a rather short time. And if the eyes are painted looking out from the canvas, it is almost as if they are alive. Once the final touches are applied it is so satisfying to stand back and really see it in the context of the whole panel. As we paint we are always cognizant of how the children will react to it. Therefore no animal will have a lower part of the food chain in its mouth or talens.
Today we had about 7-8 people pop in to take a peek, a very nice couple who saw the article about the mural in Indian River Magazine and were amazed at the canvases. A little girl who pops in whenever she can inbetween her dance lessons at the Community Center. She loves the manatees. And her mom, Nicole and her mother (below) who stayed and chatted with us for a while.
|Visitors Nicole and her mom|
|Christine Thomas' clownfish on Panel #6|
|Underwater life on Christine Thomas' Panel #6|
|Blue Heron on Judy Burgarella's Panel #2|
|Detail of Judy Burgarella's Panel #2 - turkey from last week, new is turtle and scrub peninsula.|
|Judy Burgarella's Panel #6|
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