Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25th, Our 80th Vero Beach Mural Painting Session

NOTE: The Vero Beach Mural Project is being Sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club as a gift to the City.  The artist members of the Vero Beach Art Club who are volunteering their time and talents are Dawn Mill (Project Manager), Christine Thomas (, and Judy Burgarella (   Examples of artists' work can also be found on  The Mural consists of six stretched canvas panels, 36' long by 8' high, each panel 8' x 6'.  Created in and for the Community Center, in their "Florida Room," 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida USA, 772-978-4592.  Visitors are welcome to watch the artists paint between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Well, sorry to say, I have either lost or misplaced my camera, and so I was unable to take any photos of the mural, and today all three of us were working on it ... darn!  However, no new critters or people were completed, it was mostly a day of "cleaning up," and by that I mean correcting mistakes, enhancing, painting all outside edges, and planning our finishing strategy.

Christine worked on her diver, and some colorful fish, and did a little research on her computer.  Dawn expanded some of the Barrier Island and extended the mangroves to better break up some of the blue water.   I was happy with having repainted the blotchy asphalt, which was a big paint-around job because people were scattered around on it.  I finished all the foliage at the bottom of Panels 1 and 2, and painted the outside edges of both, especially making sure the left side of Panel #1's elements wrapped around as the edges will be viewable when it is installed in the Florida Room.  I removed the protective corner tape from the bottom of my panels and painted the corners, then replaced it with clear vinyl corners which I had made.

Other than a 1-1/2 hour interruption on my part for a meeting off-site, we mostly painted until 4:30, taking a quick break for the lunch we'd brought.  This is so boring without pictures, so I will sign off for now.  Hopefully next week I will have wonderful photos of at least one COMPLETED panel.

Judy Burgarella
Blogger for the Vero Beach Mural Project

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