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December 28, 2012

Mural, mural on the wall

Students’ artwork draws no objections at the offices of the Parker County Attorney

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Typically, Weatherford sophomore Logan Baldwin and junior Andrew Healy, who were working on the painting on a recent Saturday, said they use charcoal and pencil, respectively. Outside school, the two baseball team members try their hand at spray paint on posterboard.

But with this project, they worked around and sometimes hanging from a large tree in the middle of the atrium. The students used a grid system to recreate the painting in large scale on the brick and wood walls.

About three-quarters of the project was on brick, while the last quarter was on wood, causing a difference in blending that the students didn’t expect, Bolinger said.

Parker County Plat Coordinator Leslie Coufal said a landscape painting done by a local artist in 1996 on the walls had become darker with age.

“It had kind of run its course,” Coufal said.

Knowing of County Attorney John Forrest’s interest in civic involvement, Coufal said she decided to contact the school about painting the area.

Coufal said she expects to create something for visitors to read about the painting, as well as make the mural painting a regular high school project.

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