Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A Lighting Idea

Yesterday, I had an idea of how to light up the oak tree mural. Place track lighting on the hearth floor, aiming up to the tiles. To try it out, I just placed candles to see how the effect would be with shadows etc. Of course, the candles aren't going to justice to what an electric bulb could do. I don't know. I'm slightly inspired.

What do YOU think?

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At 6:08 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Hi Joe,

I think the effect is really cool! I love uplighting. I would just be really careful that the light fixture itself isn't too big or bulky that it would distract from that beautiful mural. I know they make mini-uplights, though I'm not sure it they would produce enough light for your space.

Did you design that mural yourself? Very nice!

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Thanks for the comment, Kim. Yes, I spent about 3 months making that mural. It was a lot of fun. The intent was to just do something unique, rather than just plain tiles.

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Wow, what extraordinary talent! So much texture and life! Plain tiles would pale in comparison...great job!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Bonk at Home said...

Makes me think of the Korea War Memorial.

At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Castleman said...

Great idea about lighting the mural from the bottom. You can probably find some good halogen lights and put them on a dimmer switch. That should make for a cool effect when the stove goes in.

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At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool-looking for a party but I'm thinking it's unnatural. A tree would really be lit from above or from the direction of the fire/woodstove. Maybe track or halogen from the side rather than the floor.


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