|Sierra touching up the canvas after install
This week we started to hang the "Italian Ceiling" which we have been painting on canvas in the studio for the last several months.
I am elated that my fabulous installer Peter Bridgman, who has been living in Florence the last year or more studying art restoration techniques, came home just in time to help me with this project.
|coffers, being sized before canvasing
|marouflage installation in progress
Peter's technique is to find the "priority" edge and work from there. Sometimes the priority is the "center", and sometimes is the spot that makes the ornament line up with the ornament in the next coffer. Some pulling and adjusting and language is usually needed. Most of the panels, however, seem to smooth out like butter on bread.
|trimming the canvas and adding some final touches
After today the false floor that allowed us access to this part of the 22 foot high ceiling is being removed, so we were in a crush to get that area finished.
Next week we will install the remaining 17 ceiling panels, and start working on the walls! stay tuned....
Marouflage is in the glossary!