10/14/12

Day twelve of the 'Annie' mural




photo of Annie ( real name: Phoebe Ann Moses) go to link for info on her life

Annie's husband Frank Butler ( see the cowboy's face)
 Annie gets her gun, and Ed & I get our paintbrushes!! Into our 3rd week, and 12th visit to Palatka. We're using our '95 Cavalier.  Our old faithful is an amazing vehicle. It may not go into 'Park' anymore but works just fine in 'Drive' and 'Reverse'! Once on the road, it's decent, and doubles every night as a little delivery truck! We usually leave the house at around 7am to be set up and painting 50 miles away at 8! We're using the amazing 'Modern Masters Theme Paints' from Starscenic in Orlando...the same company that supplies Disney World! You just can't buy a blue like that from any paint store!! I would recommend these paints to anyone doing mural work!
Ed's progress on the framing on either side of the painting.      Annie's gun is painted in and some of the portraiture as well!  Special thanks to Tomoyuki.Uchida for his permission to use one of his photos for a reference in the painting of Annie's horse
http://www.yunphoto.net/en/)
One of the rough riders gets a face! With a different hat, could this be a Frank Butler lookalike?
Frank Butler? maybe?

And still working on the buggy and figure on the corner


Looking closely, you can see it's not an easy wall surface for portraiture! The mural committee chairman, a jaunty John Alexander perhaps?

And another portrait attempt on this rough wall!   And I hope this does justice to Clint Snyder, a founding member of the committee!



  
 We're painting into the afternoon now that it has dropped into the 70-85 temps and hoping to finish in a few weeks! It was exciting to see ourselves on the front page of the Palatka Daily News, and look forward to the commemoration ceremony in December! I'm told they throw a big celebration for each mural completed!