Earlier this Summer I was invited to do a decorative painting project at an Upper East Side Park Avenue residential lobby.
The client asked me to work on 2 items. First I created a faux metal black decorative grille to match an existing iron grille above the entrance door.
The lobby is quite large, and the second half of the project consisted of giving a subtle color wash to 12 medallions in this space.
I made a custom sample for these, but once the approved color was applied to the actual medallions, it was decided that these should be more vivid.
This being a conservative and understated building, I kept the treatment rather light and subtle. There was one more revision after that; the golden tone needed to be pumped up. In the end members of the building committee and designer Judy Dunne were very pleased with the results.