|Painting as framed when purchased|
|Old frame detail|
|Label on back|
As with many of these long term (long term in the sense they get put away and forgotten), my thoughts about the final design may go through several revisions. I cut and joined the basic frame last year, and like the painting, it didn't get out of storage for quite a while.
|Silver leaf applied|
Due to the fairly large size (24" x 28"), I wanted to do something with more wall presence, but not fancy. My usual technique for almost any project is multiple layers of material to create finishes that have variations and undertones.
This started with gesso, coated with pigmented shellac, then silver leaf. The panel was painted in dark blue, then a silver leaf design applied. I wanted the design bold, with the same "casual" feel as the painting.
|Painting corner design with gold size|
|Silver leaf applied to designs|
Afterwards, additional shellac, casein washes, and finally, wax and rottenstone. If this snow season persists I might get all caught up on the unfinished projects..
|Detail of finished frame|
|Another project crossed off the list|