Yat's Big Trip travel blog

07.08 Street of Zarzuela

09.08 Finally tackling the awkward perspective at the Plaza in Cusco...

...and fixing the scene in London...

...shortly afterwards Lake Titicaca floats over the door

10.08 London becomes a little more completed

...and also finishing off Paddy rowing...

...the animals arrive at the Isla de Ballestas...

...condors also make appearance for Paddy...

...Paddy decides to visit Machu Pichhu afterall...

...the Plaza looks a little less empty...

...and sky is blue for Zarzuela

Paddington makes his mess at the Sala

11.08 Paddy sketched out in plaster after an hour...

...and at the end of the day with him smoothed over!


I did actually manage to turn up on Sunday for some more painting, though only for a few hours. Again had no luck coming across the colour "azul ultramar", and was slightly skeptical about how much I could actually do for the day. In the end, managed to sketch out the street scene of Zarzuela, and painted in the buildings. When it got dark, couldn't be bothered to switch on the lights (or else the kids would know someone was inside, and would knock on the window), and I left for a film despite not having accomplished painting in the sky in Peru (no blue paint!).

Luckily managed to find the right shade (albeit at a higher price) on Monday morning, and had a great day painting, and even met my targets for the day. Found that it helped an awful lot having a sketch plan of what's required each day, and having something feasible to work to. Enjoyed painting by myself and decided to dimiss all my helpers... It's now at the stage for the finishes, and it would just be easier for me to quickly work my way around, rather than flapping about preparing stuff for my helpers.

Hence finally tackled the awkward perspective at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, and also filled in the blank walls in Peru with the Isla de Ballestas and also Lake Titicaca floating over the (bolted) fire escape. The staff were delighted to see all the scenes of Peru finally painted on the wall, though Doly expressed her doubts about my being able to complete it well on Friday. Only realised afterwards she was joking, when she told me the bus terminal was closed for me to buy my ticket to Bolivia!

Tuesday morning passed quickly, mixing a nice sky blue to fill in the white spaces over Peru. Was slightly ambitious with my time management, and had to finish off the sky after a late lunch. But it had the desired effect to make it appear more finished. Now I could get away with some stuff unfinished and won't be blearingly obvious!! hehehehe!!! Once that was done, tried to finish some of the details, like fixing in the foreground at Tower Bridge, and painting in the boat for Paddington's journey.

More details on Wednesday. Life formed quickly at the Isla de Ballestas with the arrival of sea lions (which I really enjoyed doing), penguins (not totally happy with) and lots of sea birds resting on the rocks and flying over the sky. More Paddingtons appeared around the room, two little ones (see if you can spot them!) and one at Machu Pichhu. Figured it's quicker painting in Paddington than detailing in the ruins!! With only a little bit of time to spare, the Plaza looked much less empty with some trees and the all important fountain in the centre. Unfortunately didn't have enough time for lampposts, benches and animating with people.

Nonetheless finished feeling very happy on Wednesday! Have more or less met my own targets for the week, and looked like I should have no problems getting everything finished for Friday! Actually, should even be able to get some cleaning done! onderful! And so of course decided to start something new on Thursday...

Pursued the idea of making a 3D Paddington outside the sala, with the idea being that the kids could hug him. There was still a bag of plaster left over from filling up the holes, so went to work in the courtyard and enjoying the sun at lunch time, when everyone had gone. It was a lot of fun, moulding Paddington, and got my hands really dirty. But it was the best way to work, as it was more flexible... plus actually had no tools to work with anyway!! As it takes time for the plaster to dry - and I am lacking time here! - it's not really a 3D Paddington, but more of a relief plaster Paddington. When the kids came back for the afternoon session, they were awed by the appearance of such a strange object in their courtyard! They liked it a lot, though some thought it was a little girl... :p Needed the protection of chairs set in a circle behind me, to keep little hands away... didn't always work though. Maybe I should have tried electric fence!! :P



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