Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13th,our 90th 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.

Today all three of us were painting, although I had to leave by 1:30 to teach an art class.  We did not rush through anything, although there were long quiet times when we were busy.  Had lots of conversations about a myriad of things, and did a lot of laughing in the proces.  Dawn painted some of her outside edges, as did I, and we both worked on temporary protective corner covers (booties) and painting the spots where we removed the year-old protective tape which took the paint off the corners.  Earlier tonight Christine sent me pics of the finished shuttle and clouds on panel #6 that she did after I left, which made me very happy because now that all the upper parts of the panels are finished we can have Rob's crew install them in the Community Center's Florida Room either the end of this month of beginning of July.  A whole year has passed and it's amazing that no significant damage has occurred to any of the six panels.

Friday's painting session, which I missed because of a show, was productive, the photos of which I have already posted.  However, Chirstine modeled for me her new invention which helps her arms from getting tired because of holding the palette for an extended period of time.  Below is her invention ... which cracked me up! (Certain ample body parts assist in the function of this ingenious invention)

"Cigars, cigarettes, cadmium orange, cobalt blue?

What the . . ?

Christine, with her "Palette-Assist" invention.  Actually it works pretty good.  Too bad she had no rope!
Christine in our work area

Christine's Panel #4 with ibis flock finished
Shuttle and sky area by Christine
Dawn working on painting the edges, with the old mural in the background
At day's end this is where we squirrel them away for the week.  Weekends Rob brings them to his office for safe keeping.
 Well folks, that's it for now.  Almost there.  I have a show Friday so won't be at the mural, but perhaps Monday, so check back after that to see if everything's finished and posted.


Judy Burgarella
Blogger for the Vero Beach Mural Project

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