There, now that that bit of housekeeping is done, let's get back to the fun stuff!
At the end of each day, if I still have the energy, I usually climb up to the top of a VERY tall step ladder ( I think it's a 16' ) to take a distant, high shot of the day's progress. You have seen this before! At this point we can see that the overall effect is becoming very colorful, yet thanks to all of the under-painting there is a discernible continuity throughout the entire work. That is, indeed, one of the most powerful unifying aspects of working in the 'global' glazing technique.
You can see that the large portraits -about 6 feet from top to bottom- are coming to life as each successive glaze is applied with increasingly more resolution.
Now that the grain bin is painted its typical 'red' color the left-hand side of the mural begins to look very colorful.
The center of the mural top section is now virtually finished. There will be some more detailing but you will not see any really noticeable difference unless you examine it very closely.
Moo! These three critters are just about life-size...but will loom large over the buildings of Main Street Young when the bottom is completed. My idea of a little visual fun, playing with the scale within the composition.
Filling in more detail in the background field tends to make the team of oxen and Dennis Sather's aunt (operating the washing machine) stand out that much more.