A painter from EverGreene Architectural Arts paints a canvas, which will be hung below the crown molding in the monumental corridor after it is completed. A mixture of hand painting on plaster and hand painting on canvas is being used, because painting on canvas is more cost effective than painting directly on plaster. The canvas will be installed in higher areas that would be difficult for a painter to reach.
The most historic rooms and corridors were painted in a style called trompe l’oeil, which means to “fool the eye.” This style of painting created an illusion of a three-dimensional effect through the use of highlights and shadows in the painting process.
The canvas will be placed in another part of the Capitol.