Building Sussex 9: Painting the pit

With only a few weeks to the exhibition in Rodgau, I wanted to give the flooded quarry pits a nice prototypical look: Turquoise.

First I fixed some flaws and gaps in the surface of the quarry pit.
Then the whole pit was repainted in a base color, to cover the plaster.
First I added some beige areas to show highlights in the pit. Then I added some darker, blueish shades for deeper parts.

When I sprayed the bottom of the pit I did not cover the walls and that resulted in an overspray. I have not yet decided whether I will remove it or keep it. Currently I kind of like it. I like how the walls are colored by “reflections” or “glow” of the water. Maybe I’ll remove it sometime later but for now I’m happy with the result.

Read more about the progress in my Building-Sussex Series.