The scaffold arrived, making it easier to proceed on the upper half. The next step was to block out some main compositional elements, using pale yellow and various shades of blue.
After that a wider variety of color was introduced. The architectural details got filled in, including a lot of buildings in the deep background under and between the bridges.
After the scaffold was removed, we finished the lower half. First we created a watery deep blue background to represent the area under the water of the Shark River inlet.
All kinds of undersea life was painted in, much of it inspired by suggestions from the Belmar community.
The last photo (click on it to enlarge and see the details) shows the final results, a beautiful mural depicting the view over the Shark River, and what we imagine lies beneath.