Centennial Mural Day 3: The drawing experiences life in color

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Journal: 6.4.14

 

Photo courtesy of Shellece Baptiste

Photo courtesy of Shellece Baptiste

Work began again at 7:00 am this morning. There was a three-hour delay before we could begin painting – we had to make a few adjustments to the background as well as the size and spacing of the lettering. It was important to get those aspects of the design precise before we began painting as they were integral elements within the overall composition.

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Photo by Anjali Ramgoolam

 

We started by painting all the letters in a base coat of white – it would be easier to see the edge of the letters while painting in the background. Once this was done we began putting in the three main colors in the design: dark blue, cobalt blue and yellow-orange.

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 This part was pretty straight forward as it did not require any color mixing.

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We worked until 2:00 pm, toiling away in the sun. The positive comments and feedback from passers-by and drivers increased as the wall was brought to life with color. We were also treated to an impromptu a capella singing session by local calypsonian, Vivi Soul.
The act of public art making invites other creative spirits to the express their talents and experiences. It evokes a heartfelt response…purely spontaneous expression. inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of places and persons, often disguised in a form that many would be quick to ignore.

 

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Photo by Anjali Ramgoolam

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