Prestige et Tradition is a high end collaboration of artisans in Paris specializing in gilding, restoration, glass, iron, embossed leathers and other custom techniques. One group in the collaboration-Atelier Meriguet -Carrere carries on the techniques of the decorative artist through working with leather, trompe l’oeil , gilding and lacquer.
Large scale decorative projects require skill in composition and execution. Studying other artists works can help with making your work more professional. See how the trompe architecture adds weight to the door frames and balances the crown moulding? The drapery softens, adds interest and guides the eye in the composition.
If you have a certain color you want to explore in a client’s home, just type in “Robin’s egg blue” or “neutral territory” and see what lovely images come up! I think Mark D. Sikes is brilliant. I hope he adds some new influences to your creative files.
It seems spending time in Italy brings out the artist in many people. Paul Raymonde was no exception. Coming from a background in illustration, Paul was fascinated with the fresco adorned buildings and trompe l’oeil techniques.
Fascinated with two dimensional art with a textured body, Stephen Maffin works with the ancient media of plaster and burlap…but with a twist! Stephen Maffin first became intrigued with burlap and plaster when viewing works by Spanish artist Manolo Valdez. This media has led him on a journey that merges the worlds of fine art and design.
When you wonder if you can do something that takes a little more than you feel that you can possibly add to your life, think of the “Melanomad” and her cross country trip to make it to the IDAL Convention in Reno.
Audra Lynch opened Audra Lynch et Cie in the Chicago area in 1998. She has established herself as a versatile artist dealing with murals, furniture, finishes and concrete overlays. Check out what is new in today’s blog find from Arts the Answer’s Theresa Cheek.