|The computer-generated mock-up of 'about' how the mural will look...|
|We made an executive decision to leave the frames on the floor to serve double-duty as drying racks for the panels.|
A huge space to work in is an absolute necessity for a project of this scale.
I also felt waves of gratitude wash over me that the universe has sent such a capable and enthusiastic assistant in such a timely manner. Sharon just happened to ask Sherwin and his partner Poppy (originally from Young) if they could think of a person who might make a good 'helper' to get the physically difficult parts underway. Sherwin immediately piped up and said, "Pick me."
And here we are, in the thick of it!
|Creature comforts are a vital part of a hard working man's day.|
We make sure to take regular breaks during the work day. Nothing rejuvenates like a stiff cuppa java and some home-made cookies. Seeing as how we will be here for between ten and twelve weeks, we're bringing in some of the comforts of home. No point in roughing it too much.
|Great care is taken in the application of an opaque primer coat on the surface of the 3/4" 'Cresone' aka painters' panel.|
|TLC is fastidiously invested in ensuring a well sealed outer edge of every panel.|
Rule of thumb: buy the most expensive brand of high quality paint for the best results.
|Our local lumber yard delivers a second load of the high-quality painters' panels right on schedule.|
|Swallow-eye's view of the immense make-shift studio with the first twenty panels drying.|
I am thinking that 'forever YOUNG' will qualify for the designation 'World's Largest Free-Standing Mural' by a country freakin' mile.
Just putting it out there...I am claiming that title until I hear any different.