After Two and a Half Months, Finally Finished!!!

After 2Β½ months, the murals that Jesus Lopez Vega and son Eduardo have been painting on the outside of my house and studio are finally finished. Forgottenman asked to see the total results, so I’m sharing them with you as well. If you are interested in seeing more of his work, look at the gallery of previous work I have bought from him below and also see his website at: arteajijic.net. (More contact info below.)

(Please note that there are two separate galleries.
In both you can Click on photos to enlarge and read captions.)

When Bob and I bought our house in 2001, the first thing we did was to go out and buy one of Jesus’ paintings in a local gallery. Here is that and other paintings I’ve bought from him over the years and other mural work he’s done in my house:

If you want to contact Jesus about custom projects or to view his gallery, here is contact information:

39 thoughts on “After Two and a Half Months, Finally Finished!!!

    1. lifelessons Post author

      That is an effigy of Frida, who spent most of her time up there for 15 years–surveying the neighborhood. When she died I had her ashes put inside and had it concreted to her favorite spot on my dome. She grew up with cats and thought she was one. There is a stairway up to the patio that adjoins the dome..

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  1. Betty

    Can’t believe I have been here 19 yrs either! Where did they go? Your house is beautiful should be in a magazine! Still l.ike to see a Jesus dog waiting to get in your front door! Its raining!! Whooppee

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      They are all Aztec and Mayan symbols. I researched and made a six foot long paper with the ones I wanted on it.. Then found several plumed serpents and Jesus constructed one that was an amalgam of several of them. The patterns around the doors are all based on churches that Rodolfo Morales, a Oaxacan artist, altered using all Mexican-looking saints, symbols and colors. I photographed them and asked Jesus to use them in the embellishment of all of the entrances to my house. I also did a retablo based on a doll I saw in the corridor of his house. I’ll put a photo of it on my blog for you to see.
      It is in a retablo entitled “Jugetes.”

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      1. bushboy

        I did think they were representations but wasn’t sure of the culture. Now you say Mayan and Aztec I can see their images in Jesus’s brilliant work. I see what you meant in a comment a while ago about knowing when to stop. The house looks just wonderful with the right amount of embellishment πŸ™‚

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  2. KC

    Thank you for posting those pix. Fantastic work. I love all the color (who’d have thought a bright orange house with blue trim?) and I especially love the patterns around your doors. You own a piece of paradise.

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  3. Marion Couvillion

    Thanks so much for the wonderful photos and explanation of how each came into being. So much to see and digest, that it will take a long time for me to cover it all. I bet even you will see things you missed before.

    A beautiful way to spend your life, both inside your little recluse doing the things you love, yet connected to beautiful surroundings and people outside, doing exactly what life has for you, while passing on the scenes and thoughts in rhyme and prose on to us less fortunate persons.

    Again Thanks ~!

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  4. Marion Couvillion

    Just came in from cutting the seed stalks of the Indian Blanket. So great when they are blooming, but then the seeds stick to Tami’s hair and I wonder why I work so hard for the beauty it brings then spend hours picking them out of her tangled up hair. Dry and dusty here but the pond and bog flowers are blooming their hearts out.
    My laptop is “on the blink” so you are seeing this come through an old WordPress account. The photo is my wife, Shirley, at five years old.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Okay.. I was just going to ask you if you were adopting the personae of a woman in this blog. I remember not knowing this blog was the same as Sam’s for a long time. So, well-timed info.

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  5. sharon

    Love it Judy…your house is looking fantastic, but then I think it has always been fantastic since we started visiting 19 years ago. It is definitely a piece of Mexican Art.

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  6. judyreeveswriter

    I love the house as canvas and the art that continues to express such beauty. Oh! the colors. Thanks for posting all these photos, Judy.

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