"This is a hugely exciting project. The Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in Britain and it is an enormous privilege to play a small part in its history." Richard Wright, artist.
While on site, Richard will be working closely with a team of five assistants in the same manner as Renaissance and Baroque fresco-masters. His technique is intricate and painstaking; he initially draws a cartoon on paper, which is then transferred to the surface by pouncing (piercing cartoon holes and running chalk through it), creating as he calls it ‘the ghost of a work’ on the wall or ceiling. The mark is then painted with size (adhesive) and covered with gold leaf. Working on a series of scaffold flat beds, Richard and his team will be installing for nine weeks during 2016. It will be a lot of hard work. But the result will be worth it.
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