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Tribeca Striae

Striae painting is a technique that gives your walls, or woodwork a striped appearance. You achieve this look by dragging a dry brush through a glaze mixture that was applied over a base color. You work your way around the room applying your striae finish and slightly overlap adjacent sections to provide a seamless appearance. … Continue reading Tribeca Striae

Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL

For more than 100 years, The New York Public Library has collected thousands of religious books and manuscripts in order to preserve and make accessible the rich history of world religions, including the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Drawn from divisions across the Library’s research collections, the objects on display represent centuries of … Continue reading Shared Sacred Sites at the NYPL

Mikvah Mural Magic

The Chelsea Community Mikvah, "A Spa For The Soul", had a stunning spa interior, but the staircase leading to the lower level was plain white and boring. First I applied plaster with a special trowel from Marmorino Products. I created a surface texture reminiscent of a wave.             That wall … Continue reading Mikvah Mural Magic

Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

YVStudio was hired by A Standard Transmission, a scenic shop in Red Hook, which creates all of Macy's special window displays, to apply gold leaf to a massive reindeer head and antlers. The original concept apparently asked for a crystal deer head, but at some point this was changed to a gilded version. Standard Transmission's … Continue reading Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

When even the elevators are works of art

In a midtown New York art deco building YVStudio restored the ceiling of one of the elevators.  The building itself is a stunning example of art deco at its best, and its elevators are no exception. The magnificent inlaid wood walls and lighting fixtures are crowned by a sliver dome. After recent damage was inflicted, I … Continue reading When even the elevators are works of art

Medallions on Park Avenue

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 … Continue reading Medallions on Park Avenue

Victoria’s Secret brick wall with logos

During a NYC heatwave, on a 95 degree day, I painted a backdrop for Victoria's Secret. Who said the fashion world is glamorous? The temperature inside the set shop where I was painting was literally as high as it was outside. My first step in this project was painting and "aging" the brick wall. The … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret brick wall with logos