Hopefully, the rain is behind us and it’s time to enjoy summer. This email shares with you a pair of domes I had the opportunity to design and paint. It also represents that point in my life where I was able to conquer (OK, to a manageable degree) my fear of heights. The opportunity to paint such a challenging commission simply became greater than the terror of getting on the “dance floor”- the planked floor on the top of the scaffolding. The first dome was painted in a soft palette of beige and soft charcoal. The medallion in the center was hand-detailed to add to the drama.
And a close up
The second dome features a pale gold metallic background for the entire design and then highlights and shadows were added to create dimension. I caught a picture of the first time I got to see the completed dome as the flooring was removed during dismantling. When I was actually painting, I would find myself too close to see the work undistorted.
This image shows you how things looks to me while I was painting. I know you’re all jealous of my fancy painting shoes.
Last, but certainly not least, write back to me if you have a moment. I’d love to hear what you think of some of my recent projects. Let me know if there’s something you would like me to talk about in a future email.