One of my favourite things to spend time doing is playing with colour and texture of paint… blending and toning and layering to see what will happen. I was recently commissioned to paint the back feature wall of a wonderful jewellery store - Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers. The family business has been operating for years but were moving to new premises and wanted to do something special to celebrate the wonderful artisan collection of jewels including a new line of Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen….. Wow so beautifully crafted, the weight, the aesthetic quality of great craftsmanship is a delight.
This collection from a fabulous family business is so wonderfully crafted and so beautifully resolved ,design wise, that it sits very well with the designs that the craftsman from Kim Bartlett.
I spent 3 weekends up ladders and slowly layering the paints to create a soft and textured effect. I wanted something that felt soothing and subtle and created an ambiance worthy the craftmanship on display.
I love approaching a blank wall and having a vision for creating something that makes a mood or emotion. To begin with layers of washed and watered down paint and let it merge and blend. Slowy builing up intensity in some places and layering and calming in others. The brushstrokes building texture… I used some fabulous pearl and metalic paint which catches the light and adds a luminosity reflected in the beautiful jewels. When the sun shines in the morning it picks up the shine and texture and the image changes as you walk around the room.