Sunday, August 9, 2009

Southeast Whitesburg Mural--33 Three - two - one

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.


Deborah Godin said...

WOw, it seems like it's gone so smoothly and quickly (perhaps it doens't seem so to ou!) but then again, you have really been working steadily on it. Love the ducks. Are they going to do one of those "maps" that show all the names of the official people for future generations?

Quiet Paths said...

This is just breezing right along! At least from this vantage point it is. I'm sure it does not feel that way to the artist. I am loving watching this process, Sue!

SandyCarlson said...

I really enjoy the way this painting tells a story and honors the people on your campus. You are a loving painter.