The facade of The Commercial Bank was damaged a few months ago; and, the Mason High School art students in Cindy Morris' class discovered a palette just waiting for some paint.
Students brained stormed ideas for the mural and several themes were presented to bank president, Bobbie McMillan. Mrs. McMillan approved a plan that would include traditional hill country imagery. Students then began researching, sketching, and laying out possible designs. One of the final designs was approved with some revisions to be made.
The next step was to develop a color scheme and select colors. Because the mural will be outside the paint had to be exterior grade.
A transparency of the design was made and that old technology was used... the overhead projector. Students then traced the design on to birch plywood that had been primed with two coats of exterior primer.
The students began the actual painting process in mid-December, and hope to be ready for the installation in early January 2012. The mural will initially be on the front (east) side of the bank. When they began their planned remodeling, the panel will move around the facility to be enjoyed and viewed as the need arises.
More information will be provided as the installation and dedication date approaches.