I found this mention of the conservation of these Renaissance murals at the Brömserhof Museum in Ruedesheim, Germany, just fascinating. It seems such a practical idea to use the scanning of original photos of these murals with some Photoshop or Illustrator technology (looks like) to enable the necessary steps to replication and repair. Kudos! It makes perfect sense to use digital technology for mural restoration. What a fabulous restoration project to be working on…
Another inspirational mural mention that I discovered this week, is Corinne Ulman’s golden leaf mural, on the Griffin Court Condominium, at 800 10th Avenue on the corner of West 53rd Street, Manhattan. It is just gorgeous. I love these colors, as I get lots of inspiration from Nature.
I had been hired recently to replicate fall leaf colors in a decorative finish for a client. The oranges and yellow combos I did were bold and bright (represented in a previous client’s work below). It was difficult to introduce the red without obliterating the other colorwashes, however, and without actually painting something figurative, such as leaves. Here’s an example of a wall finish that I did for a client with red and metallic highlights, inspired by fall colors and another one with a suede-like beige with gold flecks. It was soft and reminded me of feathers. Lots of inspiration comes from leaves, Nature and fall colors.
I just found this clipping from my “ideabook” of all sorts of visuals to show clients. This helps narrow the field for potential finishes, etc. This would be a perfect solution to incorporate the yellow, orange and red colors of the maple leaves mural above in a decorative colorwash finish. It came from a storage drawer ad in a magazine. You never know where artists are going to find inspiration….