Today there were only Christine and myself painting at the Community Center. Dawn has class obligations, and will probably be working Tuesdays instead for a while, along with Fridays with us. We missed her painting with us, but we quickly got busy on our canvases.
At mid-day we had a very special visitor, the Vero Beach icon, Alma Lee Loy. I ran into her on Saturday and mentioned she was painted into our mural, and so invited her to come take a look. Well, she was very pleased at the rendering of her image, and marveled at the good work we had done for the town on behalf of the Vero Beach Art Club. We enjoyed talking to her, and explained different aspects of the mural, along with our basic mission for accomplishing such a big work. We are honored to have her represented in the mural, a fitting tribute to a lady who has done so much for the City of Vero Beach and its people.
|Vero Beach's own Alma Lee Loy, gazing at her image in the mural.|
|Christine Thomas' Panel #6|
Panel #2 of mine posed some compositional problems, however by the end of the day I was satisfied with my progress, although it's never quite as good as I hoped it would be. Painted in today was the eagles' eggs, a couple of new hammocks with palms and pines, lots of bushes and scrub, and began narrowing the sandy pathways. Lots more shrubs, vines and palmettos will soon be added.
|Judy Burgarella's Panel #2|
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