Today I was all by my lonesome, as Dawn and Christine were otherwise occupied with obligations, but I got to the Community Center at about 9:00, and after setting up got straight to work. I worked out a plan of action last night, and although I did not follow it completely it kept me kind of on-track.
Below is a photo of Panel #1, which I worked on all day. With a little more tweaking this panel is done. I adjusted the foliage and river on the left edge of the canvas to match up more perfectly with the last panel of the old mural, just in case they are ever installed in another location and butted up against each other. While I was at it I refined the foliage and structures south of the Indian River Lagoon. The Alma Lee Loy Chamber of Commerce Building is almost complete, sans its porches. I repainted the "Downtown Vero Beach" monument as the perspective was all off, and painted in a passionflower vine which is one of my favorite Florida flowers. Had a wonderful time painting the happy little doggie, which I named after my dearly-missed Yorkie, Scooter. I am relieved that the lower right-hand portion of this canvas is finished, as it was an unattractive distraction to this panel.
|Panel #1 by Judy Burgarella - Almost finished!|
|"Scooter" - detail in Panel #1|
|Alma Lee Loy Chamber of Commerce Building|
|Vero Beach's Monument on 20th Street|
|Panel #1 and Panel #2 together|
|Mural created for the Community Center in 2000|
At 4:30 it was time to leave, so took some pics and packed up, with a sense of accomplishment. The day really whizzes by with a paintbrush in hand. We will be painting Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week, so check this blog again next week to see some great progress. The push is really on now, and with the season slowing down we can put some serious time in as long as the Florida Room is not being occupied. Please feel free to pass this blog on to others. Thanks.
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