Mich-EL-angelo

I absolutely love that my job is so varied and I've actively encouraged it in the past, but over the last few years I have been reducing the amount of extra work I take on.  I tend to get too excited by new projects and it takes me away from my own practice. 

However, when the opportunity to repaint a huge grandiose ceiling presented itself, I could not resit.  Despite the fact that this is not my design or style I relished the challenge to replicate the work and restore the ceiling to it's former glory.   

I enlisted the help of my studio mate Assia Bennani and thank goodness or I'd still be painting it today!  

Amongst the monotony of painting metres of repetitive design there was a lot of general excitement, fun and also moments of extreme stress.  It was a good learning experience in skill and technique, preparation and time management!  Luckily we were able to paint the mural in our studio and install it later.  Painting on a scaffold like Michelangelo may sound wildly romantic but in reality my neck felt like it was going to snap after 5 minutes of minor touch ups on site. 

I'm so happy with how it turned out and now I think it's time for an abstract series!

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