Today it’s raining and I am feeling a bit meh after having a rather epic night of no sleep on Saturday from my little bros birthday. But at least I can see brightness every time I look out our kitchen window now.I pasted these birds up a couple of days ago – They’re my test run to see how easy paste ups actually are… Probably not that hard unless you take in the fact that our kitchen is on the second story of our apartment, and that wall is a meter and a bit away from the window with a drop down to the ground beneath on both sides. It’s only really accessible from our kitchen window that opens maybe 30cm. I got these up with the help of a long handled broom while sitting on the bench.
Mainly what I am curious in is to see how they deteriorate over time. I painted them like all my pieces in gouache, which is water soluble. I did however seal them with a layer of retouching varnish, plus they have a top coat of paste which helps protect them from the weather. I want to see if over time they will still break down and run, or how they will fade. It’ll be interesting to see how long they last on their own in a spot that is unreachable by a buffer… The demise of so many paste ups out on the street.