Today I painted the highlights on the 21st century guy’s red t-shirt and blue jeans. The shirt and the jeans are nice rich colors in contrast to the earth tones of our Lenape family, but they still needed to pop more. It is crucial that his life sized figure reads as real and the more I can do to increase his 3 dimensionality, the more the mural will “fool the eye”, a.k.a. “trompe l’oeil”.
Don spent most of the day on the “upper deck”, making sure the new areas of sky we’ve revealed by visually breaking open the wall are well blended.
Tomorrow I will change the white egret to a Blue Heron and finish the foliage on the right side. His sneakers need to be painted, too. Our goal is to finish the mural by Monday.