Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Architectural Details - A Minor Change – Major Impact

There was something missing on my living room wall.  I had redecorated the corner, (which is really pleasing now) but it needed something, though I couldn’t put my finger on what. 

One of the showrooms at the Seattle Design Center, Designer Woodworks, specializes in mantles, stairwells and hand-carved wood decorative moldings.  I dropped in and found an especially French/antique/architectural fragment-looking piece and set to work.

My inspiration was to replicate the wonderful green/gold stitches of the young man's garment found on the large Cluny tapestry copy hanging nearby.

I sprayed on primer, then applied a dark green mixed with some black and raw sienna.  After that, it was simply a matter of blending the acrylics, layering with gold metallic and lighter green/darker green.

I love the way this tiny piece of carved wood completes the scene!  Stay tuned.....

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