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Scroll Design on a Vaulted Ceiling
|I just finished this project, in which the client wanted me to create a scroll design on this vaulted entry ceiling. The ceiling is about 15' high, and measures about 15' diagonally from corner to corner.|
|The idea began with a pencil drawing for the client to approve.|
|The next step was a painted sample for the client's approval. We decided not to incorporate any metallics, but to accent the bronze tones with a faded blue reflected in her fabrics.|
Once the design and colors were approved, I made a full-scale image of the scrollwork that could be transferred to the ceiling. With a few quick measurements and chalklines, I was able to layout the design relatively quickly. The ceiling isn't exactly square, so I had to "pinch" and "stretch" the design here and there to fit symmetrically.
|Here's a shot of my work platform with the design halfway complete. My neck was angry with me for several days!|
|Up close. The design has varied light and dark areas to give it a worn feel. The blue accents bring in a touch of color. The thin outline helps to give it definition.|
|The completed painting...just need to install a matching fire sensor cover and hang the light fixture.|