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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Slowly, But Surely.....

I am in the first stages of painting.  I finally wised up.  I am painting the inside of the porch before I actually add the outside.

I have the first coats of paint on the slate.  More to go.  And then the Prismacolor pencils and mat varnish.  I had to come back and clarify!  I went back to egg carton for the slate.  The terra cotta tile was too smooth and I wanted a random pattern.
While that was drying some, I moved on to some of the rocks on the wall above.

I either have to move the house to a higher table or find a shorter place to sit.  I was working sideways until my neck started getting stiff.

 I want the rocks on this house to look a bit dark and dreary. 

So far, so good.
I moved up to the peak of the roof, thinking that would relieve my neck...  Just a different kind of stiff neck.  This time looking up all of the time. 

I am thinking of sacrificing the TV and moving to the kitchen counter or table.  I need someplace eye level.

These photos look like two different stone types.  They are actually pretty much the same color.  The lighting is just different.

I need to get back to work.  This is one of those things that is going to take longer than I think. 

I go at this like I was doing a painting of a wall and not just painting a wall.   Each stone is painted one at a time. Slowly, but surely...

See you tomorrow.


chapchap73 said...

I think I see a tiny pink bit on the slate so I"m guessing the terra cotta takes paint well:) Hopefully I will be able to get to some craft store this week to get some clay for myself. Take care of the stiff neck! Hugs, Sarah

Freya Anderson said...

Looking good! X

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Casey! I know what you mean about setting your house on higher ground. I too have suffered unnecessary injury in trying to contort myself in pretzel to avoid having to move the house higher. Why do we do that? Anyway, the stone work is looking very good and the slate porch is wonderful! It is always enlightening to see the methods that people take to get the job done. I like yours!


Caseymini said...

Oops! I forgot to mention that I went back to egg cartons for the slate! I will stop eating lunch and go add that immediately!

12Create said...

Looking good.

mcddiss said...

me encantan esas piedras , estas haciendo un trabajo fantastico