Lots accomplished since the last post. I am close to finishing; I’d estimate one more week or less.
This mural’s animals are pretty much done. I have been focusing on the plants and landscapes and uniting the color and value systems within the painting. I changed the blob of a tree shape to the right of the long tailed weasel into a California juniper. The meadowlark is now perching on a dead juniper trunk and branch.
I’ve given better definition to the palmettos in this section. I still need to add the tarantula coming out of the burrow.
The flowers and leaves of the datura (the white flowers below the bobcat) are better defined as is the sagebrush and general landscape.
This section is close to being finished. I worked some more on the flat top buckwheat, the bunch grasses, prickly pear and the midground and background landscape.
I still need to finish the mural’s entire sky but that shouldn’t take very long.