Fresco work from the 1970's up to the past decade.

The fresco process of today is essentially the one that has come down to us through Greece, Rome, medieval Italy and the Rennaissance e.g. several layers of sand and lime putty plaster - the final layer being the finest and applied in areas small enough to be painted in the day. at the end of the day's work a line in the composition is chosen (this allows the next day's join to be least noticible) and the plaster is cut off.

The pigments are ground with water and stroked in to the wet plaster. the lime oxidising with the air creates a chemical change that fixes the colour. the effect of fresco is luminous and matt. the pure colour of the pigments gives it a wonderful vibrancy.




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