Then - Then, about midnight, the plaster says, "sorry,...

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Then, about midnight, the plaster says, "sorry, no more." If you try to force it to take more paint and water, it actually almost spits it back at you. The day's painting is over whether or not you feel the work is right. Twenty or more hours of the maintaining of constant recollection is behind you, and all of you aches with weariness; yet all of you is joyful over having been given another fresco day. The day's painting is then over—22 hours at a northern latitude, further south 12 or 14 or 16 hours before crystallization begins to set it. Sometime before, nearer the middle of the day, the leftover edge was carefully trimmed away. Any unpainted or unfinished part are now trimmed out down to the plaster coat underneath to await another day similar to this one. Since it was my technique to lay each piece of plaster larger than I intended to paint so that the surrounding areas held the moisture longer, the trimming process in my work took a little longer than usual. Finally tomorrow's section is marked off on the wall and is given a good
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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