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Bodega Floor Progresses

Barb and I put in a long day of painting today and stopped around 8 tonight.  Barb passed on dinner and went straight to sleep!

After working on photos, I am now heading for slumber as well. Although we don’t have a flying-carpet postcard tonight, a unique flying carpet is materializing in the bodega!   Here are some photos that show the progress!

Tortuga Finished!

Tortuga Finished! – All of the suggestions (for a name for the painting) were added to the border, though we’ve still not selected a name!

Spiral Finished!

Spiral Finished!

A section of the floor was first treated with Agua Stop, a product that blocks moisture on concrete walls and floors.   The spiral and turtle were painted on heavy vinyl then glued in place;  the border around the spiral was painted directly on the floor.  A non-yellowing floor varnish was applied to protect the design.

Applying Non-yellowing Varnish

Applying Non-yellowing Varnish

Barb applies non-yellowing varnish for floors.

Barb applies non-yellowing varnish for floors.

Banana-Maracuya-Hibiscus drink  for breakfast!

Banana-Maracuya-Hibiscus drink for breakfast!

Mary (oilpastelsbymary.com) stated: The gallery floor will become a great welcome to all those who ride with the turtle as he soars through the studio.    We looked at the turtle and agreed, “Yes!  Let’s paint a magic carpet beneath the turtle!”    While waiting for the varnish to dry, we drew the border for the flying carpet, painted the area with Agua Stop, then went outside and  inspected our loot from Playamart!

Outlining edges of flying carpet.  (Flying Carpet?!!!)  Yes!

Outlining edges of flying carpet. (Flying Carpet?!!!) Yes!

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The next section of the floor was prepped with Agua Stop. Overlap lines will emphasize the ripple effect of the flying carpet.

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And to think that some people BURN treasures like these!!!!

P1680151 playamart inventory

Ideas are still incubating, and we want to finish the floor before we create a masterpiece from driftwood!

P1680148 playamart

Barbara's getting tricky with the camera!

Barbara’s getting tricky with the camera!

After a late lunch break, we returned to the bodega and began painting the newest section of the floor.

"Free Range" Beef, beets, Carrots  over steamed cabbage.  Just-picked field peas completed our lunch!

Crock Pot Cuisine: “Free range” beef, beets & carrots over steamed cabbage. Just-picked field peas completed our lunch!

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Let’s start painting!!

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Eyeing Ecuadorian rugs for reference, Lisa blocks in bands of color.

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Barb continues the flow of colors on the opposite side.

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Color is slowly built/strengthened in washes, more like watercolor than acrylic.

8 p.m. - time to stop for the night!

8 p.m. – time to stop for the night!

Thanks so much for your support and feedback!    Many people say that the mola series of paintings make the room feel as if it’s moving.   This magic carpet is already tricking Barb and me!    It’s all but painting itself!

We’ll try to update at the end of the next painting session!

Until then,

Z

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