I think you all know by now that I have a penchant for all things Chinoiserie.....
I recently was asked to embellish a small powder room done in Gracie paper. The trim and door were white and competed with the scene.
Details were extended into the moulding to complete the scene...now, on to the door!
I based the door and then began the layers of washes....all straight acrylic paint thinned with water and wiped back. No glaze.
The layers gave a soft patina of age and depth. Accents of corals were added to the edges and bevels...
A main element of ornament was added to the top panel with small accents in the lower panels...
A bird cage of bamboo was added with songbird and foliage...colors were a traditional palette..cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, raw sienna, burnt umber, alizarin crimson and bone black
The client designed the birdcage with thatched roof and bamboo design.
It's always about the details...there are no shortcuts.
I can't wait to see the room with the sconces and mirror hung! It was a lovely project to be involved in.