Fluting

If you sliced a flute in half, lengthwise, you basically have the shape of fluting.  This shallow, concave, repeat vertical pattern is found on columns, pilasters, and millwork. Painting the illusion of fluting on a flat surface, using trompe l’oeil techniques, is a challenging exercise.  The soft shadow placement demands a good understanding of how […]

Boucher Room at the Frick Museum in New York

In the summer of 2010, I completed a big project in the well-known museum, The Frick Collection. The estate sits on a picturesque block in the Upper East Side of New York City, across the street from Central Park. Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) built this 18th century, French-style estate in the early 1900’s to house […]