Monday I helped out a lovely and very talented decorative painter, Susan Siefer of
MadPatter Production. Susan is working in an absolutely stunning home that has enormous rooms with a lot of architectural detail. She has just begun leaving her mark in this home with her beautiful finishes. Susan asked if I would lend her a hand installing a large modello in the dining room. We had only met very briefly, a few years ago, at a fundraiser, but I am so glad she remembered me!
Here's Susan burnishing the modello, which was custom ordered from Modello Designs.
We first cut the modello in half and applied one side to the ceiling. We struggled with that a bit too much, so decided to cut the 2nd half, in half again. That proved much easier!
I only spent about 2 hours with Susan, since she just needed my help to get this design up. It was so much fun working with Susan and getting to know her that I hope we will have another project to work on together again soon!
After I left, Susan was able to get quite a bit done. Here she has almost all of her gold layer done.
She returned the next day to add some black and remove the modello. She will shoot this job again, once the lighting is installed and the furniture is put back. Great job, Susan!