Update on "The Beast"

About 35 hours into the painting process, my work on Marketplace of the Mind for the NW branch of the Dayton Metro Library is coming along quite nicely. This 6 foot square "beast" is a part of the Reimagining Works project and I hope to have it completed by early fall 2015, if not sooner. 

 A bit of a portrait shot, bundled up in two sweaters, with the time lapse camera clicking away every minute. 

A bit of a portrait shot, bundled up in two sweaters, with the time lapse camera clicking away every minute. 

 Just beginning to block in the elephants. The border elements still have a way to go, but I wanted to get more of the image blocked in so I could tell what areas need more work. 

Just beginning to block in the elephants. The border elements still have a way to go, but I wanted to get more of the image blocked in so I could tell what areas need more work. 

 Beginning the background tiles which are inspired by the fountain originally installed at the Fairview High School. 

Beginning the background tiles which are inspired by the fountain originally installed at the Fairview High School. 

 Loving the tiles and the overall "rusty" vibe of the work. The plan is to bring in more dark tones and then the real detailing will begin. 

Loving the tiles and the overall "rusty" vibe of the work. The plan is to bring in more dark tones and then the real detailing will begin.