Today all three of us worked on the mural, and we had a visit from the Board of Directors of the Vero Beach Art Club at about 11:00 am. Most of them had not seen the mural up till now, so they seemed to be very pleased at the quality of the work. We discussed the timing and launching of the project, different aspects of its progression, and explained some of its characteristics, and then they were on their way and we resumed painting.
We discussed the continuing busy season, with the Environmental Learning Center Paint-Out and Under the Oaks coming up and other art-related commitments, and realized our days at the panels would be very limited until mid-March. It's frustrating not being able to keep the momentum going, but that's life as an artist in season. We also discussed putting ibis in flight to conjoin two of the panels. Christine and Dawn had a slightly shorter day due to commitments, but got some important work done.
Dawn worked mostly on refining her shorline buildings, fixing perspective and painting in railings and posts. Looks a lot like the real thing. Dawn and I both have panels with buildings and tough perspective in them. Frustrating, tedious, and not a lot of fun. Dawn has a lot more patience and a better eye for buildings. So below is pictured the area she worked on, depicting the colorful buildings on Ocean Drive, and the backs of those lining the beach, including the spectactular Costa d'Este and the fascinatingly eclectic Driftwood Inn.
|Detail of Panels #5 and #6 by Dawn Mill|
|Detail of Christine Thomas' Panel #6|
|Judy Burgarella's Panel #1|
|Judy Burgarella's Panel #2|
Monday of next week Dawn and I will not be working on the mural, but Christine may be, and perhaps she'll post for me. And Friday both Dawn and I will be working at the Paint-out at the Environmental Learning Center--come see us there painting "en plein air" Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Feb. 16-17-18) 9:00-4:00. So not much work on the mural will be accomplished next week, but we'll keep you posted of any progress.
Blogger for the Vero Beach Mural Project - PS-Be sure to check out the OTHER Vero Beach Mural, on an outside cement wall by the railroad tracks on Route 60 Eastbound--beautiful colorful giant hibiscus brightening up downtown Vero Beach for all to enjoy! (Also sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club, and generously painted by Art Club members)