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Monday, October 28, 2013

Serenity

It's been a week since the wreck,
and it's high time I got some painting done...

It's a fabulous distraction!

Kenny came to the studio and commandeered all the pillows he could find
to prop himself up in that huge wicker chair we inherited

And that's where he remained until I made him go home with Mack!

Anyway, I was able to work on a custom order
and finish up this fabulous piece



The details on this buffet are pretty amazing...
and there is a LOT of detail work
so I decided to keep it simple and elegant



I highlighted the urn and the curlique details with champagne gilding paste
It's subtle against the Ochre paint and helps accent the moderate distressing



I used Amy Howard's Dark Wax to outline the details
but didn't apply to the whole piece, as I wanted the color to remain true


Even the side are detailed...amazing, right?



The top of this piece is leather...
and I'm not crazy about leather topped furniture
It takes paint remarkably well...
a bit of wax painted directly on the tooled detail helps stand out

I really enjoyed painting this piece...
focusing on all the details,
adding the wax into the details w a tiny brush
applying the gorgeous champagne gilding paste
It's almost meditative

The over-all effect is quite serene, which is how I felt when I was done!

Michele

6 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous and I'm glad to hear that Kenny is healing nicely. What an ordeal for you.

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    1. Thank you. Could have been so much worse, so I'm grateful.

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  2. Pure genius! I LOVE it! Glad Kenny is behaving and being a good patient! -Vicci

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