Why did Van Gogh become a painter? He didn’t have an ear for music! Well, I don’t know about Van Gogh, but we definitely have music going in the shop these days. With more and more painting being done and less construction, there is always music going in the background. Or rather, there was always music playing, but now you can hear it. And it certainly seems to help everybody keep moving forward. I know what you’re thinking, “Not another post about painting…will it ever end?” Hopefully it will, but there certainly seems to be a lot of paint flying around.
Now that all the steel work is done, we have cleared out the metal shop for the “painting studio.” But that won’t last long. As the roof starts to come together the metal painting is being shifted to anywhere we can find a spot to lean the pieces to be painted and the shop is again being transformed into a roofing studio. It’s a constant juggling act, but one we have all fallen into rhythm with.
It certainly is a great feeling to finally be setting pieces to the side and knowing that they are in their final stages. With everything that went into cutting, grinding, cleaning, de-greasing, priming, and painting seeing stacks of doors painted and ready for attachment to panels will put a smile on any face. Also, nothing looks better than a brand new coat of paint. It seems like such a simple thing, but it certainly does a fine job of turning a working piece into a final product.
In the next days, everything will go very quickly. Painting can be tedious and seem to stretch on for days, but it is also the sign that things are rapidly coming to an end. I look forward to seeing the rest of the pavilion’s components draw in to their final stages, and I know you do too.