Ardmore’s newest mural began taking form early Thursday.
Under a grey sky flirting with the possibility of peppering the painters with rain, the crew of Palmer Studios Inc., started the process of putting the mural together on Lake Murray Drive. The street department sectioned off the painting area, which is located where the road begins to curve and goes under the railroad tracks.
The project is the latest mural being put together by the Ardmore Beautification Council with the goal of adding character and beauty to downtown Ardmore.
The Lake Murray Drive mural tells the story of Oklahoma
history with the art and concepts coming from a contest at local elementary schools.
“I think the kids will really like it,” Bob Palmer, Palmer Studios Inc. artist, said of the mural. Palmer and his crew began working on the mural Thursday morning, painting white squares along the curve of the walls and laying the base for the mural.
Palmer said the mural will stretch through the underpass, but not on the columns of the underpass. Palmer said this mural is offering his crew a new experience.
“This is a first time,” Palmer said, laughing as he tried to talk over a passing train, noting he has never painted a mural on an underpass with trains actively going through.
Palmer said the crew should be completed with the mural by Saturday unless the weather delays the process.