A Study In Contrasts: 3 Decorative Painting Techniques in 1 Photo

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This single image captures 3 of my distinct approaches to decorative painting — it's a look into the artist's studio, and a few variations on this artist's temperament.

My decorative painting runs along several themes and it is here at home that I develop my technique. There are the bold, graphic patterns picture left; the increasingly gestural element of the specialty finishes seen in the bathroom; and the whimsical figures and animals I produce for children, on the ceiling. Tune in next week for a breakdown of the process

MORE BOLD GRAPHICS
2 A Moorish Treillage
3 Stripes in the Suburbs!
4 Purple Stripes
5 A Screen Lattice
6 Zig Zag

MORE SPECIALTY FINISHES
7 Simulated Wallpaper: A Damask, In Paint
8 A Trompe L'Oeil At Bloomingdale's

MORE ANIMALS
9 A Riff on Harold and the Purple Crayon
10 The Ocean Room

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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