Many of the student artists in the crew were out for various reasons today (July 22), but the productivity continued!
Student artist Julia says she "just finished one of the flowers"...
The flower that Julia recently finished working on.
...and says that the overall process of painting the mural is "going fast and smoothly", even though "the weather is terrible" (referring to the heat and humidity). Nevertheless, today was "a good day".
Aaseia says that she "worked on the dragon" part today...
The dragon on the left part of the mural, which Aaseia worked on.
...and says of the process that "the amount of layers we have to put on is frustrating." When first putting color into the mural, the students have to leave the grid lines, numbers and letters in (to keep the guideline for the design), and then need to put on a second coat of paint to cover them. Depending on the transparency or lightness of the color, the students may have to put on 3 or more coats of paint.
Student artists Aaseia, Alan and Julia working on the right side of the mural. This side includes a large paisley design.
The full mural as of July 22, 2014.
More updates including input from the artists are coming soon!