Saturday, October 6, 2012

Painting Project Near Completion

We're almost done painting the grotto at St. Leo's Church. The picture above shows the fountain rocks before we added green paint to depict moss.

Here you see what the fountain rocks look like with a touch of green paint.

I used a mixture of light green, sap green, yellow, and burnt umber for the moss. I diluted the mixture with some water and placed it over the rocks so as not to take away from the color of the rocks.

 I'm pleased with the results, and I can't wait to see the fountain when the water's running.

This small door, which covers the sacraments, is above the altar in the grotto. The door is metal, so I suggested that they remove it and use some gold spray paint to cover it. Then I'll use a bit of black enamel to highlight some of the raised areas on the design.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Wow, it's turning out great!