You make them into faux windows looking out at the sky and the tops of palms. This particular client wanted to do something with their blank niches 40′ high over a Saturnia Marble entryway. The snafu was, how would I get up there without being able to maneuver around the columns…. and the man lift could not weight a lot or it would break the marble tiles rolling over the floor.
Sometimes, creating a mural is more then just bringing your paint and your drop cloth, and your imagination, it required some real physical work.
The only solution was to get plain old fashioned scaffolding, and a small light sissor-lift, which would not go all the way to the third farthest “window”. The downside to this whole orchestration, was the men who delivered the scaffolding, brought the pipes in, and left!!!! I had to put together the scaffolding! This set me behind a whole day. The upside was, I didn’t have to go to the gym for a few days…
I had to create faux window moldings in painted faux wood and then create the sky and palm scene. The effect was great and I LOVED doing this particular job.
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