When I was asked to re-do the boards at John & Sons, the new Oyster bar on Yonge Street, at Balmoral, gold leaf somehow popped into my head and I decided to take on a new venture – gilding the chalkboards. This was a bit of a tricky task, but the finished results were stunning. Applying the sizing, then the gold leaf and finally filling all the gold borders in with chalk – BEFORE AND AFTER:
APPLYING THE GILDING SIZE (GLUE)
BRUSHING OFF THE EXCESS GOLD LEAF
This is as close as I’ll ever get to working in an office: scribbling all over their big clean walls!
The new greeting/slogan wall at Smith Roberts and Company, a communications agency in Toronto and New Jersey.
By far the trickiest chalkboard yet – 16 feet high, a bar in the way, leaning precariously over expensive glass light fixtures. Before, during, and after at Weslodge, 480 King Street West.
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker!
Sanagan’s Meat Locker is moving to a bigger location in Kensington Market – still on Baldwin Street. They needed some chalkboard help…
Before and after:
The new chalk walls I just completed at Le Gourmand – 152 Spadina Avenue.
The images are French agricultural woodcuts from the mid 1800s – A farmer with his scythe, a woman with a bundle of wheat on her back, and a milkmaid…