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