Covington Reading Mural with Tree

This is a mural graduation gift from Covington Elementary School’s graduating class of 2015. About 30 interested graduating students from 6th grade met with me during their lunch hour to design a mural that would be their legacy gift to the school.

Since the mural was to be painted outside of the library, we thought a girl reading under a tree would be fitting. (Only two boys gave up their lunch hour to come to the meeting, and their idea that the reader be a boy was vetoed by the 28 girls.)

They also wanted the mural to include a coyote somehow, but we were not sure whether it should be a realistic coyote (which could seem menacing to the lonely reader) or a cartoon coyote outside the mural. Once I got to painting, the details all worked out. I settled on five readers so that both genders would feel included. I also included not one but four (!) coyotes. (Learn more about this mural here.)