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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Finally finished

Red Poppies, 8x8" Oil/gold leaf on canvas

Here is the final version. The colors are pretty right in the flowers and below the flowers... the photography looses some of the color definitions above the flower and in the gold leaf at the upper right. I'm especially unhappy with the glare in and above the left flower... very tricky photographing these with the reflective gold leaf! The painting is done, except for some varnish which will not be applied for several months. I did go back and coat some of the more vulnerable looking areas with liquin. It may be a good idea to do that before applying any paint! This has been a fun experiment ... I hope to do more with this idea.

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Karen Appleton said...

It is beautiful. The rich reds and greens are perfect with the gold leaf.

Becky said...

Stunning. The gold leaf gives it such a warm feeling.

Helen Read said...

Thank you Karen and Becky! I like the gold leaf too - and hope to use it more in the future.

Her Eye Zone Art said...

Wonderful painting. I have some gold leaf around the house and now I'm tempted to try it. Thanks!

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