Painting Decoration in the Illinois State Capitol

We’re restoring the interior of the West Wing of the Illinois State Capitol. We did a variety of exposure windows on the corridor ceiling and discovered a range of decorative painting. We then made tracings of the decorative paint, and are replicating it in our New York studio on canvas. The replicated decoration will then be installed onsite.

Tsering painting ceiling decoration for the Illinois State Capitol

A detail of his work

The replicated design

At work in the studio

An exposure window on the ceiling-- note sliver of gold background, which, when more was uncovered, became the pattern you see replicated above