Friday, July 31, 2009
Southeast Whitesburg Mural--29 Me and my peeps
Do young people still use "peeps" for people or friends? I'm probably woefully out of date with my slang. Got one of the nice folks in Adult Education to take this picture of me standing among the portraits on the wall. Gives you a better idea of the scale of it all.
Moving forward with "all due deliberate speed," in the last couple of days I've been trying to so a smaller number of faces at once, but completely finish more figures. Here's today's work area, and below it an overview of the entire wall.
I will soon have to stop painting people -- to wait for the powers that be to install the stone plaque on the left hand side. [Currently TPTB are saying that they can't get to the task until August 10]. I'm fearful of painting too close, I don't want the workmen to destroy anything I've already painted, and there's been some debate on exactly where the plaque will sit. I may have two more feet of space to paint or only six inches more, beyond where I've sketched in faces. While I wait for that, there's lots I need to do, to fill in the middle ground with smaller figures feeding ducks. The folks behind this insist that there have to be students feeding ducks!!