Let me show you how this got made.

First wood (birch plywood) was cut, and primed with acrylic based gesso.

Palate = Cremitz white, Flake White, Radiant White, Portland Grey, Zinc Yellow, Venetian Red, Cobalt Violet, Cadmium Red Dark, Phthalo Green, German Earth, Lamp Black
Brands used: Willamsburg, Gamblin, Utretcht, Old Holland

 

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Drawing laid down. Tried purple as an experiment… not quite advisable.

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Underpainting laid down

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color laid down in more detail. Sorry the image is blurry.

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paint detail

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Preparing for the leaf, glue is laid down and left to dry until tacky

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Silver Leaf Application

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Silver is down, SUPER SHINY

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Silver is distressed with bleach and left unvarnished to continue the patina

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paint is being layered. 

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Copper leaf is applied, then patina applied with vinegar/salt solution. 

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Final touch up and painting is signed (very faint, upper right corner)

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