Today was a breakthrough day. After working five days with three very separate walls, they finally came together. With the help of alum Lanakila, the team blended colors this morning, covering the background of the entire left to the center. While it is far from perfect, we are now looking at a completely different piece. The team is focusing on details and composition. While the walls are separated, we still want to show continuity through the whole mural.
We also stamped this mural with a name. Professional airbrush artist, Elmer, did his work on the bottom wall, writing out (freehand) the Hawaiian name. We are going to have to practice saying it, and then practice more.
As we approach our first week of painting, we are hopeful that we will be done soon. There’s final details to iron out but our team gets stronger by the day. The day started at 5AM for some and it ended past 6PM. We are looking forward to the stretch to the finish!