The Jefferson design is a scenic wallpaper that draws from sage and grisaille tones to create a subtle panorama of a temperate forest. In keeping with the neo-classical tradition of European mural design, architectural designs in offsetting gold represent the romantic, human spirit. Architectural details can be added and revised as per client preferences. The panels are a hand painted interpretation of a wood-blocked design by Pierre Mongin from the early 1800s.
The Jefferson design can also be represented as a purely natural scene with no buildings or statues, and with a fuller reach of branches and leaves. Here is a look at how these panels are painted out over several weeks from an initial blocked form, into the detailed final touches of leaves, berries and branches.
Working to a custom work-order, this Jefferson mural design was adapted to show more exotic elements of palm trees and Mughal palaces, while maintaining the neo-classical weight of grisaille. The color tones can further be adjusted between charcoal, sepia, grey and ochre.