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.


bethb119 said...

Congratulations, Sue.

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

sgreerpitt 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.