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Monday, June 29, 2015

Day 1 - Repainting the Bullocky Mural - Kurri

Here's what the Bullock mural looked like before I started repainting it ( other than the nose I was starting to correct).
I'm a bit bulked up as it was cold this am!

  After 6hrs painting I got a good start on the main bullock. He's about 75% done.
zzzzzzz...I'll sleep well tonight! lol's

Below- 1st thing this am. Just starting to later his nose.

The original faded bullocks.

After today's revamp - not finished but a good start. I still need to put orange colour on the bullock , fix and detail his face and adjust the white bits shape and colour wise.I also need to do his horns, hooves and the collar. Hopefully I can do that tomorrow and start on the second bullock. 
The front bullock looks out of place at the moment but as the rest of the mural is bought back to the correct colour he will fit in better.

Here is the faded version again so you can compare-

The Mural committee man who was helping me had just bought some new lightweight scaffolding and wanted to put it up to see if it could be manhandled up and down.
He set it up. On top it has a platform that you stand on made of 2 planks. To get onto it there is a hole in the middle of the scaffolding planks and you put a ladder up the centre , climb up the ladder and out onto the planks.
As he climbed up the scaffolding gave way and fell sideways so he was trapped squished between the layers!!
I thought he was going to have his back broken! I held it and he managed to get out and said he only had aches and bruising. I decided I'd stick to using a ladder! Hope he's ok.

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