Thanks to Facebook memories.
I had just finished this….
It was my first ever mural….or painting outside on a wall. I had a choice of where to paint and picked somewhere a little out of the way incase it didn’t turn out well.
I had to get a bus there and back every day for about 2 weeks I think.
The door was the most difficult thing to paint as I’m not very good at straight lines. Also I wanted it to look real.
The figures sitting on the doorstep came from a photo and then painting of two elderly gentlemen sitting in the corsa in Pisticci.
I enjoyed chatting to all the people who stopped to look and asked what I was doing.
It was the biggest painting I had done thus far which I didn’t realise when I started. I wanted it to fit in and look as if belonged there and I think I succeeded.
It appeared at the beginning of a TV programme about Pisticci several years later.
I didn’t realise that was a whole 7 years ago.
Today I tricked myself into doing my 5 mins of exercise by deciding just to do one….the easiest one and then by the time I’d just done one more, there was no point in not doing the rest. I was quite proud of myself though I’m not sure I should have been.
Then most of the rest of today I worked on the new commission.
It takes a while to do all the fiddly bits, but I’m pleased with how the ugly wall under the church has turned out.
I stopped about 5.30pm before I made all the plants look the same.
I also need to fix the roof of the church tower and the other tower.
Another day’s work and then I should be able to paint the edges on Saturday.
Now it’s nice to relax . Tomorrow I need to go out again so will get some more exercise.
For now lifting a glass will do.