In the course of preparing sketches of the proposed color schemes for the front porch, I was delighted to run across some notes I had previously made about the bay window. Somehow, when doing the color sketches of the bay window, I had completely forgotten that the center of each cornice panel had been originally painted a medium brown and not in the olive color which surrounded it!
I had initially been disappointed that the brackets were the same color as their background and sort of got focused on that. Therefore, I’m showing a new rendering of the bay — with its updated cornice — before moving on to the main event… the porch colors.
I’m showing this for two reasons:
Primarily because I think it makes a big difference in the overall appearance of the bay. This look still draws the eye upward to the ornament, and yet seems somehow more integrated than before. To me, it just looks right.
Secondly because the soffit and fascia of the bay appear to have been handled slightly differently than on the porch. I want them to be treated in the same way, but they weren’t — presumably because of their different scales. Keep this in mind while looking at the porch renderings which follow.