For this project we were asked to paint an Adam style plasterwork motif on two ceilings and medallions and panelling below the chair rail.
Oval and square
We did this as a team in about a month, Caterina Enni concentrated on the lower sections and Pietro Manzo and myself on the ceilings. A rectangular room was to have an oval design fitted around two chandeliers and a square room would have the same design but round.
The ceilings could only be painted as the house is listed and can not have a real plasterwork ceiling reinstated.
Town house ceilings
Lime and casein
We drew up the ceilings with bow string and steel pins using an old Italian geometry book as back up . All the painting was done in lime and casein once all the colours for the room had been established and labelled into pots. Stencils were used for all the repeats and either scribed or painted.