Specialty
Finishes

           
                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took this picture of a very beautiful sky from the top of a battery-lift scaffold that I used while restoring an office front in downtown Norman, OK (see "Portfolio/Exterior Painting"). This sky was the calm after a storm.

       


The beauty of this sky moved me so much that I decided then and there that I wanted to paint blue sky and clouds on ceilings. Think of the Irving Berlin song:

"Blue skies smiling at me"

"Nothing but blue skies do I see"

 

       
                                               

 

 

 

The Venetian Plaster look, with polishing the plaster, to the right.

                     
     
 
A finished room with Venetian plaster, and the happy home owner. That's "Bev."

 

 

 

 

Color wash on walls and ceiling.

           

 

       

 

Rose adobe walls, troweled, with rose paint and top glaze wash.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took an uninteresting slab door and finished it to look like a castle door.

 

 

 

 

       
 

 

 

On the left, refinish work with stain and spar urethane on exterior doors.

 

   
 

 

On the right, a door that I gave an "Olde World" charisma.

   
 
       
Gold highlight
Gold on green    
   
                                           
         
Color wash
on wall
   
       
  Blue wall wash  
 
 
 
Tea stain on wall
 
Blue wash on window trim
 
             
           
    Clouds on ceiling      
           
     
     
Door make-over: before...
   
Door make-over: after!
   
                                           
     
  Wall stripe  
     
                                           

Sometimes, I even do furniture refinishing.

 
   
Before
   
During
           
   

And...

 
Done!