Three figures, two ducks and one river.
The standing figures are Mitch Caudill, our stalwart library assistant and Sabrina Mullins who works in the business office.
Mitch started working part-time in the library as a students more than a decade ago, and got elevated to full-time library assistant. He has on occasion (once for a whole year, another time for one six months) run the entire library himself, when we were unable to find a professional librarian. [We've had six different librarians in the 13 years that I've been here. Hopefully our current librarian, Evelyn Hensley, is with us for many years to come.] Mitch is one of the few other people on our campus who is a rabid "LOST" fan like myself, so when new episodes are playing, we have to do the post-episode analysis.
Sabrina is one of the smiling faces who works on the front line with the students everyday (in addition to being a student herself). Just this last week, Sabrina introduced me to her daughter who will be starting as a student herself this fall.
The seated figure on the left is Paula Potter, one of my students from Appalachian Studies last spring. Paula's been a round a lot this summer working for the Adult Education Program whose offices are right behind the wall on which I am painting. Paula was game enough to go sit outside on the very wet grass (I gave her a bag to sit on, but still) and pose for me. Now I need to find two other students to fill out the grouping.
I put two pretty male mallards swimming in the river, and finished up the river itself. See the detail on the mallards below:
As soon as I find two more students willing to sit on the ground for me, I can finish the small white areas on the right. Then all I have to do is wait for the plaque to be installed, so that I can plan the rest of the remaining space on the lower left.