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!