Mola style painting

I’m painting a 20)x20 canvas in the style I call my painted Mola style. Living in Panama for years I appreciate the sewing techniques of the women of San Blas.

Mola painting

It’s very busy but I’m not finished yet, I have to look at it awhile and finish the sides and, then I’ll resin it hoping for a good mirror finish and take it to the gallery. This is the third attempt with this canvas never satisfied and starting over. So the finish on the canvas is irregular and finally limits what I can do here, I’d never have a smooth finish so I had to paint something that would look like it was meant to have texture or add resin which hide the irregular surface. This would look good on any color wall because it has so many colors

I hope for a good response to this style because I really love to paint it.

updating

This canvas has gone through multiple changes. I did resin it but the resin result was poor and I did it over and then it looked better but was sticky. I waited. And waited, still a little sticky, what to do? I rubbed wax on it, felt better but now the colors looked faded. I rubbed some more but finally added more paint. I repainted and finally varnished it.

May make yet another change remove the white lines, maybe

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