Well, after almost a month-long absence from posting due to my husband's cardiac triple-bypass surgery I am finally able to post some progress on the mural. Stopped by the Community Center for a quick peek at what Dawn and Christine had accomplished and took a few pictues. It was great seeing them again, but wished I could be painting too. Maybe in a couple of weeks. However, the progress is clearly visible, and brings us closer to completion. Dawn and Christine have painted about five times since my absence, so I have added that to our number of sessions. Postings may be sporadic for a while during my stent as caregiver, but hopefully things will settle down in a couple of weeks and I may be able to resume a normal painting schedule for the mural until completion.
Thought I would start this posting with a triptych of the first three panels for your enjoyment, and especially since they were all lined up together against the wall. So below is Panel #1 and #2 by yours truly, and Panel #3 by Dawn.
|Panels 1 & 2 by Judy Burgarella, Panel 3 by Dawn Mill|
|Christine Thomas and Dawn Mill working on their panels|
Below you can see how Dawn has sketched in some pelicans with vine charcoal (which easily erases afterwards), and she has begun to block in a bird with paint. Layer after layer of acrylic paint will bring him to life.
|Dawn Mill's sketch of pelicans|
|Dawn Mill's Panel #5|
|Seagull straddling Panels #5 and #6|
|Detail of Panel #5 - Sunbathers|
Below is Panel #4 which Christine has been working on. She will be painting in a few more divers (seen sketched in with vine charcoal), and toning up the island a bit more.
|Panel #4 by Christine Thomas|
|Christine Thomas painting details of a fish on Panel #4|
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