The artwork-to-be sat on his kitchen table for two months as he painted blue and purple flowers, a large tree full of green leaves, and a fountain emitting blue streams of water.
Workman said he likes the atmosphere in his mural. He enjoys the thought of the sound of the water and the smell of the flowers.
The sage green and pistol gray colors in the painting are also on the walls in the renovated room at Carroll Terrace, he said.
While Workman said he stuck to the ideas of Halstead and Brandon, he wanted to add more people to the scene, in addition to the two women who sit in the gazebo.
But the Orchard Manor resident said he is proud to give the community on the other side of town a piece of his art.
"I liked doing something for the people of Carroll Terrace," Workman said. "It's the idea of giving back. Orchard Manor has provided me a place to raise my children and I appreciate everything housing has done for me."
On Nov. 1, the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority unveiled Workman's mural for the first time in the renovated room.
At a "meet the artist" party, a Carroll Terrace resident even told Workman the mural was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, he said.
For Workman, who said he felt "really good" about finishing the mural, the painting is another accomplished piece of art.
"This mural is a part of me and my creativity," he said.
To see more of Workman's drawings, visit http://www.facebook.com/markworkman.artgallery.
Reach Megan Workman at megan.work...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.