For centuries, fine artisans have been creating beautiful walls through the use of limestone and marble dust plasters colored with natural ingredients. As you travel through the Mediterranean countries you are able to see these walls, softened with a rich patina by age or decorated with various artworks such as Tromp L’Oeil.
Venetian Plaster is an Old World technique that starts with limestone rocks from rivers or quarries. By the use of heat, water and time, the limestone is turned into an amazing “lime putty”. Mixed with such colorants as ground marble dust, and applied via steel trowels with refined techniques, Venetian Plaster turns a wall or ceiling into a masterpiece. Venetian plaster is an age old wall and ceiling finish using thin layers of this plaster applied with a spatula or trowel which are then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture.
Artist Leslie Shannon of Marco Island, Florida ... is an expert in these old world finishing techniques and applied authentic Venetian Plaster and finishes to several wall areas in the home.