HAND PAINTING ARTWORK ON FOUR GROIN CEILINGS FOR PATTI'S NEW HOME & TUTORIAL
When Patti was building her BEAUTIFUL! new home, I spent more than 3 months working there. But, for about a year before that she was bringing me all sorts of things to paint for her new home. She brought me tiles, furniture to be installed in baths, light fixtures, lots of different things, even her weathervane to go on top of her home.
This is the entry hall to Patti's very beautiful home. There are four groin ceilings in a row surrounded by these amazing stone walls. When she was building her new home she asked me to paint artwork on these four ceilings. Using the same colors I painted a different pattern on each one.
Aren't these light fixtures SPECTACULAR!!
The base coat on the ceilings was a light beigy brown.
The first thing I did was draw all of the scrollies and the center flower at the base of each light fixture. Next, I used a small brush and painted everything. Then, I used a tiny brush and a very dark blackie brown paint and outlined all of the artwork. When I was finished with alllllll of the artwork I brushed on and wiped off with a rag a very light brown aging glaze. The glaze was a really nice finishing touch. It tied everything together and looked so good with her darkly stained pine wood floors and stone walls.
It was lots of hard work, but I'm very proud of how everything looks, now.
Patti has such great taste and it really shows in this wonderful home.
THANK YOU, PATTI!!