Mural at Garden Station

Starting on October 9, 2010, Amy Kollar Anderson began a mural at The Garden Station, located at the corner of 4th and Wayne in Downtown Dayton, Ohio. The space measures approx. 8'x11'x13' and should be completed before November 1, 2010, unless weather prohibits.

 

The original sketch for the space.

The original sketch for the space.

I begin blocking in the design, using a grid to get the basic layout, but I am not concerned with making it match the sketch exactly.

I begin blocking in the design, using a grid to get the basic layout, but I am not concerned with making it match the sketch exactly.

Basic layout is up.

Basic layout is up.

Here you can get a sense of the scale.

Here you can get a sense of the scale.

I begin blocking in the background. The patched areas are where rebar was exposed. Thank you Garden Station volunteers for patching and sealing the wall for me!

I begin blocking in the background. The patched areas are where rebar was exposed. Thank you Garden Station volunteers for patching and sealing the wall for me!

Basic sky is in. Still considering a bird or two.

Basic sky is in. Still considering a bird or two.

A view of the space with the active train line above.

A view of the space with the active train line above.

Hair and berry plants started.

Hair and berry plants started.

Some detailing in the hair and started the leaves.

Some detailing in the hair and started the leaves.

I want the leaves to all be different greens, and I will go back and add some more details to them. At this point, I have about 8 hours into the project and one incredibly achy body.

I want the leaves to all be different greens, and I will go back and add some more details to them. At this point, I have about 8 hours into the project and one incredibly achy body.

Getting ready to start her skin.

Getting ready to start her skin.

Liking the results. I was hoping for a woman that seemed a mixture of many women. The keeper of the garden.

Liking the results. I was hoping for a woman that seemed a mixture of many women. The keeper of the garden.

Started her dress. Wanted the colors to tie into the mural to the right, created by Heather Lea Reid and Etch, and the future sunflower mosaic that will be installed on a wall to the left of the deck.

Started her dress. Wanted the colors to tie into the mural to the right, created by Heather Lea Reid and Etch, and the future sunflower mosaic that will be installed on a wall to the left of the deck.

More progress and details.

More progress and details.

Detailed the dress and started on the leaves.

Detailed the dress and started on the leaves.

Brightened her skin to separate it more from the leaves.

Brightened her skin to separate it more from the leaves.

View of the space. I believe they are going to ask the city to paint the column on the right and patch paint the column on the left. I may add some work after that is done, like extending the leaves into that space or something. I will also get out to take some better shots and details. Total time, approx. 17 hours. Hope you can make it out to the Garden Station to see it in person. They are always looking for helping hands to have some fun and get dirty in the mud.