Stippled fire surroundPastel colours have been used to pick out the fruit.
Stippled fire surroundDetail
Stippled fire surroundA traditional way of enhancing mouldings.
Picked out frieze mouldingsThe background to rhe frieze mouldings has been painted in a flat colour
Picked out frieze mouldingsDetail
Stipple and wipe over ceiling mouldings
Accented ceiling mouldingsA colourwash has been taken over some of the mouldings and then wiped away leaving it in the recesses. A subtle pretty effect
Accented ceiling mouldingsClose-up
Dining Room accented ceiling mouldings and colourwashed wallsA colourwash has been taken over some of the mouldings and then wiped away, leaving it in the recesses. The wall panels have had a dark blue colourwash taken over a lighter blue and the mouldings have had their centres painted gold.
Dining Room accented ceiling mouldings and colourwashed wallsClose-up
Multi-colour colourwash and friezeFive different colours werte washed over these walls, drifting in areas. Then transparent lavender was added as a frieze and gold leaf roundels and squares adhered over the top.
Multi-colour colourwash and friezeDetail
Multi-colour colourwash and friezeClose-up
Graded colourwashThree colours were used to colourwash this childrens bedroom giving a graded colouration.
Graded clourwash with tree wiped outThe walls were given a graded colourwash and then the tree was wiped out with a wet cloth. The walls were then sealed with matt acrylic varnish.
Reworked wavey colourwashAfter the colourwash was applied, wriggly lines were wiped out and a coat of translucent paint was put over the top to soften the effect.
Diagonal colourwashed wallsAnother varient of colourwashing (psuedo marbleing).
Wavey colourA combination of opaque and transparent colours were painted over the walls and ceiling of this washroom in vertical wavy strands.
Bands of colourBlended coloured bands were taken across cupboard doors.
Oak wood grainingThis woodwork was grained to look like oak.
Oak wood grainingDetail - The wood grain is entirely painted illusion.
Mahogany wood grainingThis door and architrave were grained to look like mahogany - an environmentally friendly way of having the look of mahogany. The wood grain is entirely painted illusion.
Walnut wood grainingTime for a change! Two cabinets were originally painted white with gold highlights and bright brass metalwork.Now they have been grained to look like walnut with a burr motif in the panels and the metalwork has been drabbed down.
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Walnut wood grainingDetail
Distressed paintworkThis plan chest was undercoated in a pale yellow before having a duck-egg blue rubbed over and distressed and then a transparent blue was put on and distressed.
Variegated paintworkSeveral colours were taken over this table. The idea was inspired by one of Paul Cezannes paintings of The Card Players and how he painted the table.
Variegated paintworkThese peices were painted in an undercolour and then painted in 2 transparent colours with wiping away.
Antiqued paintworkBecause the natural wood colour did not sit well with the rest of the decor, this piece of furniture was painted up in a more approriate colour and then the paint wasantiqued to recover its original aged look.
MarbleingThe architrave has been marbleized and it has been extended with a trompe loeil pediment to match.
Marbleized table topThe top is made of MDF board.
Fantasy MarbleingThis bedside cabinet has had its top painted as a fantasy marble.
Trompe l oeil blue graniteTheis laundery shute hatch and throat are actually made of MDF boardbut have been painted to match the real surrounding blue granite.
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Trompe l oeil (illusion) stoneworkThe cornice has been given the same treatment.
Trompe l oeil (illusion) stoneworkDetail
Ragging and gildingAfter ragging the walls the stepped cornice had alternate edges painted gold and the lintel was embellished by painting a decorative gold motif.
Gilding on low reliefLow relief motifs can often benefit from some wax gilding over a colour.
Pricing & Preparation
Short YouTube film of the artist at work