Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Lorenz Grand and Stardust Ballroom

The Lorenz Grand (and Stardust Ballroom) is a home theatre in SC. Here is a step by step look at the creation of a Gold leaf and Mahogany sign for the lobby

First rough designs were drawn (no. 2 pencil and paper)

Getting closer to a design

After the drawing is done, a full scale pattern is made.

The sign blank, stained and varnished

The finished pattern is perforated.

A pattern is made for the scrolls

The perforated pattern is pounced onto the sign. (Powdered French Chalk in a bag is rubbed over the pattern to transfer the design)

The transfered pattern

Gold size is painted on.

The gold leaf will adhere to the gold size

All of the gold leaf areas are painted

The gold size has to reach the right degree of dryness before the gold leaf is applied

23kt Gold leaf is applied to the gold size

The sign with gold leaf

Gold leaf is engine turned

A clear varnish covers the gold to protect from scratching

The sign ready for outlining and shading

Black outlines and maroon shading and lettering finish the sign

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Painting Aiken - Art Workshop April 16 and 17

Join me April 16 and 17 from 10-4 and step OUTSIDE with your oil paints and easel while I share with you mytechniques and tips for creating beautiful "plein air" paintings. For complete information and to sign up, visit 803/641-9094

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