Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sixty Sheets of Silver Leaf

Silver Box, 40 x 40 x 2

This is the "painting" I've been working on while running the big print job. Started with the box, two coats of gesso, then a texture coat. Glued on the nuggets and jewels after that, then coated them with gesso. A heavy coat of blue paint came next. Then I applied skeleton leaves randomly at the bottom. When that was dry I applied the leaf adhesive. It dries pretty quickly in the summer, so I didn't have much working time to apply the leafing. Of course the hardest part was getting it applied to all the jewels and leaves.

The painting is not finished yet, it gets a coat of sepia glaze next. I'll have to do a couple samples to determine the best way to apply the glaze to get the look I'm trying for. But all in all, should be done today, and will deliver all the flower prints for San Diego, plus this big silver painting tomorrow. Another deadline met.

2 comments:

Magenta said...

Wow! That looks really cool!
I have been away for a few days so I've enjoyed catching up with your blog!

Emily said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've been curious about gold/silver leafing...now, I'll have to try it! :)