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Workflow and tooling-up for custom-painted panels

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Production of rosemalling panels for the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley conference center renovation project involved the following general steps, for which Ashton was primarily responsible.  Much of Ashton's involvement in this part of the project revolved around the spray tent set up in the studio shop for the project.

The rosemalling panels moved through the following process in batches of about a dozen.

    Quality assurance (QA) review of each rough-cut panel
    Fine-cut each panel to architect's specifications
    Scuff-sand display-surface of each panel
    Vacuum and rag each panel
    Label panel-back for tracking during production
    Spray with two coats of interior latex-and-primer
    Stencil-spray ornamental liner
    Hand touch-up ornamental liner
    Dry-brush and rag acrylic glazes to antique the image
    Apply spatters and drips

The rosemalling panels were then turned over to Elspeth for hand painting in her studio.  Afterward, they were returned to Ashton for final treatment:

    Spray panels with sealer
    QA review
    Apply label, to back of panel, providing provenance and ID key for on-site installation instructions
    Finalize documentation of on-site installation process

The spray tent was a hub of activity during the project.  The panel shelves at right were in constant use.  Leaning up against the back of the tent are stencils used to replicate the ornamental frame surrounding the rosemalling.
In addition to the rosemalling panels, Ashton prepared 12 panels constituting the four images in the scenic tetraptych for the tall pilasters in the conference center.  These 12 panels were processed as a batch through the following steps:

    Quality assurance (QA) review of each rough-cut panel
    Fine-cut each panel to architect's specifications
    Scuff-sand display-surface of each panel
    Vacuum and rag each panel
    Label panel-back for tracking during production
    Spray with two coats of interior latex-and-primer

At this point, the scenic panels were turned over to Al, who painted them in his studio.  When they were finished, Ashton again completed the final production stage:

    Spray panels with sealer
    QA review
    Apply label, to back of panel, providing provenance and ID key for on-site installation instructions
    Finalize documentation of on-site installation process

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