Interior Wall Finishes
I like using Quality finishes only. Benjamin Moore, Ralph Lauren and CloverDale products.
Mural Design & Application
The development process of a mural begins with consultation(s) with the client. At that time, ideas and concepts are communicated, recommendations are made, and initial colors and designs are chosen. I can then provide colour sketches and designs for approval, after which the work begins.
I use washable acrylics, latex paints and glazes on his murals so toxic fumes are not an issue, and so projects dry quickly.
"Distressed Wall Finish" is my discription for a "faux finish" that is also commonly referred to as "fresco or Tuscan", and other names.
The paint finish is meant to look like that of an old plastered wall in places like Italy, France, Spain, and Greece or near the Mediterranean Sea somewhere. In reality, it occurs on stone buildings that are plastered with an old product known as a calcium paint. Calcium paint usually dissolves in part with years of rain and will fade in the sun. That constant dampness and the intense sun discolour it over time in a very complimentary way to give you a look that we associate with that aged worn appearance associated with Old Europe. Faux look can also be wood, stone marble and many natural reproductions.
Every project is different and a challenge but that's what makes it special and unique. Never are two walls the same. You've got something that's Only your's!
Canvas Oil or Acrylic Painting
There's pros and cons of working with both oils and acrylics and basically it's simple.
Oils: more blending time with paint. It takes longer to dry. This is nice, but cleaning with chemicals are messy and smelly.
Acrylics: Clean colours. No smelly messes when cleaning just with water although sometimes inconvenient because paint dries quickly.
I use both and can appreciate pros and cons involving both mediums.
For some, it can be hard to know where to begin. And if you’re like many homeowners, you want to make sure you’re not only choosing the right colors, but also colors that will coordinate from room-to-room.
Vision is by far our predominant sense – and attractive color designs engage us. But there's more to it than that. A color consultant combines color psychology, current trends and color design theories to come up with a successful informed solution. Add to that mix the science of visual and physiological effects – how color affects the human body – and you have a big picture of how color consultation works.
In short, a color consultant specializes in the complex effects of color and creates color solutions for a client's goals.
Rocky Mountain Murals
"Feel the Romance of Murals!"