It's finally finished!! My mother and I had been working on this mural for 2 months in our garage. It was originally a project of the Blount County Junior Arts Council (which I like to call the eeevil arts council...don't ask). It was to be a 6 paneled sea life mural to go on the front of Oneonta City Pool.
At first, the other members of the council were working on it...and well, it wasn't working. After a while, they quit painting on it altogether. So, Mom and I took over and hauled it to our garage.
First, we painted each panel dark blue, going from almost black at the bottom and lightening it up towards the top. Then, we searched online for pictures of whales and dolphins. We then printed them out and projected the pictures onto the panels and traced with a white pencil. The rest of the fish and anemonys were hand drawn.
Once we had it all sketched out, we began the painting. Two months were spent in our garage. We used all kinds of paints, stored and mixed in my moms darkroom. We both did a little of everything in the mural...for example, I did the seaturtle, eel, rainbow fish, surgeon fish, etc..mom did the whales, dolphins, angel fish, jellyfish, etc..
When we were finally done, we sent it to my brother-in-laws paintshop to have it profesionally coated in polyurethane. Then it was out of our hands, local carpenters took it and mounted it on the side of the brick walls of the front pool building, facing the highway.
Now wer're just waiting on them to put plexiglass on it and maybe light it more efficiently. We also got an article in both of the local papers.
If you have any comments or questions let me know!
Here's the pictures of it!
Here's detail shots...
Photos taken by my mom BTW.
Thanks a bunch!~~~ Siobhan<><