Once the decision of painting on gold was made I had to pick up the gilder.
Ten years ago, on a job in Southampton (NY) I met a talented french gilder, Malek Moussouni. A few years after he became one of my mural student son Paris and we kept in touch. We work together every once in a while and I proposed him the job.
He started by gilding all the moulding and once a few mural panels were covered I started painting.
|Malek gilding a panel.
|The magic of gold.
|Mr Goldfinger in action.
|Virginie, Malek's helper was also there to helps us keep up with a tight schedule.
|I had drawn my ornaments on tracing paper with very soft grapite pencil ( 4B) and would transfer using a hard one (4H).
|Look close ( click on the image) and you will see what I would get from the transfer...