During our extended stay in Lanquin, Guatemala I was asked to paint a mural in one of the bar bathrooms at the restaurant in El Retiro. It took about a week to paint the entire mural and an additional day spent drawing up my idea for the bathroom. I had originally wanted to paint a cow skull in the middle where the toucans now are, but was asked to change it for superstitious reasons. No harm done, I just switched it up a bit. Now that the mural is done I am being asked to stay longer to paint the other bathroom stall right next door to this one. I said if I could paint the cow skull then sure why not. I guess we will see if we stay longer in Lanquin or if we decide to continue our journey! Stay tuned for more updates in Traveling Art.
The drawing and an in progress picture…and below is the finished mural!