Last night’s classic “Don’t you take a shot of me” shot. 😀
I also applied several different base colors—in turn—to see which I liked on either side of the road. I will probably continue to tweak this area; we’ll see. Slowly, but surely, the mural is shaping up.
Onward and upward…
Dolphins are a big item here in Clearwater, and most probably all of Florida.
When I first left that one section blank very early on in the mural process, I hadn’t decided whether I was going to place a dolphin or manatee amongst the waves.
Ok. Dolphin it is.
So, today I decided to bring that big gray blob to life. And then, right in the middle of refining it, decided to split it in two. Afterall, Honka Automotive IS a family-run business. 😉
Besides, I just like the overall feeling of a mother and baby dolphin frolicking in the water off the coast. Sounds like fun to me.
I managed to run out of white paint midway, so neither dolphin has fins as yet; I’ll probably make a small paint run next week; I’m sure they will be fine until then.
I’ll post another shot of the entire mural tomorrow. 😀
I’ve been asked by more than one person already why I decided to even PUT cars on the bridge. Well, I instantly referred them to the building the mural is on (Honka Automotive), and what it is they do so well, 5 days a week: repair automobiles.
So, here are the shots. I had fun creating it!
More tomorrow, from the mural.
Today at the mural was spent refining more areas, as well as completely changing others (though the subtleties might not be evident as yet). More work tomorrow, and the new news is I plan to stay on-site for a couple of additional weeks in order to provide a finished product I am happy with. More tomorrow…
Today was “poshing up” and altering more small sections of the mural in preparation for some big changes to happen next week.
The weather held out today, which is a surprise for Florida in the summer. I’ll be back at the wall in the morning; stop by if you’re in the area! (west-facing wall of Honka Automotive: 1266 Court Street, Clearwater, FL).
First step in the upcoming Clearwater Mural is done!
Early this morning I completed the thorough cleaning of the entire wall surface. Tomorrow I begin sketching. Fun!
I’m very happy with my decision to limit my hours to only being on site in the mornings. With 90 degree days with 86% humidity, it would be silly to do otherwise.
More news tomorrow!