Pierre Finkelstein

Pierre Finkelstein

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This faux lapis lazuli panel was completed for a specific client. Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone (not a marble) and ultramarine blue is made from it.

Murals, Artisan, Craftsman, Wall Paintings, Wall Mural

Raw sienna and burnt sienna are very versatile and utilized colors in the decorative painter’s palette. Find out more!

Raw sienna and burnt sienna are very versatile and utilized colors in the decorative painter’s palette.

Next to the non-colors, raw umber and burnt umber are two of the most versatile and utilized colors in the decorative painter’s palette. Find out more!

Next to the non-colors, raw umber and burnt umber are two of the most versatile and utilized colors in the decorative painter’s palette.

Non-colors (achromatic colors) are essentially black and white. When mixing a color, these non-colors are only used to change the intensity and opacity of a color.  It is best to avoid using too much of either black or white and rather try to rely on colors first and add them only at very last bit to get color for a final tweeking.

Non-colors (achromatic colors) are essentially black and white. When mixing a color, these non-colors are only used to change the intensity and opacity of a color. It is best to avoid using too much of either black or white and rather try to rely on colors first and add them only at very last bit to get color for a final tweeking.

Order to paint an entire room - diagram

When you are looking at a large room and say, "where do I begin?", this post will tell you in what order to paint an entire room. On this diagram below, the

IDAL 2014-woodgrain class

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.

IDAL 2014-demo class on preparation

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.

IDAL 2014-marble class instruction

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.

IDAL 2014

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.

IDAL 2014-woodgrain class

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.

IDAL 2014- helping students

I'm back from a successful trip to this year's IDAL 2014 trade show and event in Fort Worth, TX.