Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mural Painting

Our friend Leo and Martha have been running a resturant, with Carnival coming this weekend I offered to paint for a day and spruce up the place. Mike and I went Wednesday morning and got busy. Mike helped get some old paint covered so I could begin my masterpieces, but then went home to let me "do my thing".

There were words on this other wall, and I had quite a time covering it, I ended up having to go back the next day to put the finishing touches on it. While I was painting the ocean mural, a man stopped by to admire, and asked if I wouldn't do something for his place. We walked a little ways down to his place , and I realized we had looked at this property to rent before we moved into the beach house. He remembered me, and I apologized for not remembering him, I said it was because he had a hat on. He laughed. He wanted two sections painted, with anything I wanted, but he was only willing to pay $20...We agreed upon the next day at 9am, and I got back to my other mural. 

I knew I needed to pick something easy, and large. I didnt want this to turn into a two day project! Doing it for a friend for ceviche and beer is one thing...Freddie Zambrano (a very popular name in town) had picked out which panels he wanted, and again said anything I wanted, he knew it would be beautiful. He got busy washing chairs, and I set to work.

I did the stripe first, had brought with me a chunk of cardboard and pencil that I used to make the stripe even to the top. Then I did the flowers, with the purple being the last. Decided that if I painted the purple leaving the old white wall evenly around, I wouldnt have to outline everything, and it worked out perfectly. During the day He made me freshlime juice, and later asked if I wanted lunch, that he could go get something, as he didnt prepare food, I told him no, that I was fine. 

By the end of the day Freddie was so impressed he had decided he wanted two more panels done at a later date, maybe different colors. He said he would provide shrimp ceviche and cerveza for the next painting day, that doesnt suck! It was a long hot day (9am-2pm) in the blazing sun, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I didnt get rich, but paid for some paint and thoroughly made a neighbors day. When I got home the power was out, Mike said it had been out most of the day, but I didnt even know! I showered, and we spent the rest of the afternoon out back in the beautiful breeze dreaming of our next projects. So much to come, so stay tuned, the adventure continues!


  1. How good is that! Nice work. FC

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    1. Hope you also do one of the fisherman's boat one day. FC

  3. greetings from Houston,TX
    great the colors