Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Knox Hill Project: Weekly Update

With the events of the last week, we obviously did not have a lot of time to devote to the house, but we did get some work done this week and we started the ceiling mural sky project . This panel in the ceiling will be where the plaster medallion will be centered for the chandelier.

The key to getting 'depth' in a sky is the application of a good base color on which the clouds are painted. I used a  pearl white color as my first base them apply a color called Aegean Blue in the Martha Stewart paint line and 'scuffed' this paint into the pearl white before that coat was totally dry, usinga 2 inch bristle brush. Then ,once that dried, I am now going in with acrylics to work the clouds more I will be adding some more depth and also 'aging' the work with thin a thin wash of ochre and gold which when this is all done will look  more like something done 140 years ago.

Will keep everyone posted as things develop.

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