Versailles Palace from a decorative painter’s eye: Faux Marble

I absolutely love the execution of this faux marble!  On this wainscot, Red and Mixed Campan form a dazzling composition.  A very assured and technical panel.   Notice the color shift from pink to burgundy – and the pink transition off the green.  Painted in the mid 19th c in oil. Green Antique breccia mantle – […]

Breche marble

Breche (breccia) marble is a type of marble in which angular fragments of various sizes and colors are embedded. The greatly random gaps between the fragments are the breche. Marble breching is the action of painting the ‘filled gaps’ surrounding the fragments. When painting breche marble, you always paint the breche and the fragments fall […]