Southeast Missouri State University
River Campus Mural
October 1, 2006 - March 1, 2007
First I would like to apologize for getting so far
behind with my updates. I have been very busy painting a mural.
And, as I look forward there is much more to do. Time to start
on the right side of the mural.
I use a pencil to transfer my drawings to the canvas.
Once the drawings are transferred I
proceed to completely underpaint the figures in order to
establish contrast and color.
Underpainting allows me to see how
each area will relate to each other.
After underpainting, the final finishing
touches are made.
A finishing touch to a patient steamboat
Do you know the true identity of this
model? It's hard to get this one to slow down and be a good artist's
An opportunity to see the mural taking
shape as a whole.
The right side of the mural is complete
except for the two kiddos fishing in the lower right-hand corner.
I will not finish them until the bottom maritime river timeline
can be finished and the two canvases united. Since the upper bodies
of the children would be on one canvas and the legs and feet on
another I'll wait to paint the fishermen last.
Finishing touches are being made to
the upper panels.
These panels are dedicated to the four
different disciplines of the River Campus....Music, Dance, Theatre,
and the Visual Arts.
All the best to you,
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