Archive for February, 2012

Fresco in Lucignano

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2012 by matthewsgood

Here are some pictures from the fresco that I helped my teacher, Ben Long, on this past fall. If you are unfamiliar with him I suggest you visit his site and check him out (www.benlongfineart.com), I personally feel that very few people come anywhere close to this mans work. It was such an incredible experience and one I will certainly never forget. Me and another painter Jory Glazener, who has helped Ben on several frescoes were the apprentices. If you are unfamiliar with Jory’s work I also suggest you look him up (www.joryjoryjory.com), he is one of the greatest draftsmen I know and as great a person as you’ll ever meet. It would take more time than I could bare to write about the entire process of the fresco. I will just say that it is not easy work. Days can be up to 12 or more hours and you constantly have to pay attention to all things. The preparation is long and tedious and with Ben there are no shortcuts. I think during the fresco I was at my lowest lows and highest highs, and I would not trade those months for anything. At the end of the last day when Ben signed the wall and the fresco was done is one of the best moments of my life. Anyway if anyone has any particular questions about fresco email me and I’ll try and answer.