Saturday, August 29, 2009

Southeast Whitesburg Mural--39 Glories of morning

I believe that I am finished painting the mural. The End!

It was a lovely, quiet Saturday on campus. Midway College, a private college in central Kentucky, offers a bachelors degree program on our campus on Friday evening and all day Saturday, but their students and teachers were in another building. My friend Angela Hunsucker was around -- during the semester when Midway classes are held Angela pulls the Saturday maintenance assignment. But mostly I was on my own, with my music and my muse.

Completed a dozen or more little things that needed to be done: repaired some ragged edges along the bottom, making a clean even bottom edge all the way across the painting (required using about eight different hues to do this); painted in a half-dozen or so books that had been left blank previously, and added titles to some of the books; filled in ragged margins between people in several places; provided writing students with pens, paper, books and notebooks and added little details of writing, etc; added detail to the respiratory machine -- but decided not to add anything to the x-ray machine (I might change my mind about that later).

The big task was to finish the irises and add the morning glory vines and flowers. I think that this worked well, and did what I hoped it would to help integrate the plaque area with the mural.

After I finished, I sat down and took a photo from a different angle then usual. Here it is the finished (I think!) mural:



All that's left to do now is spray the entire surface with a semi-matte varnish next weekend when everyone is out of the building.

4 comments:

bethb119 said...

Congratulations, Sue.

I've enjoyed viewing your progress. The mural looks beautiful. You should be proud!

Sue said...

thanks, Beth!

Deborah Godin said...

Give yourself a BIG pat on the back. And maybe even pop a cork - it's just wonderful, Sue!

Quiet Paths said...

I too have enjoyed watching this process - I've always wondered how it was done! Really interesting and thanks for sharing it with us.