My inspiration for painting these carnival ladies came from all the colourful and flamboyant costumes in Venice during their carnival.
In this piece I wanted to utilise just two colours of red and black and use different techniques to differentiate effects in the background and main piece. The background is covered in a glitter glaze to give a shimmer effect in the light. There are pieces of dichroic glass in the head piece and the face and nose are raised from the canvas with modelling paste. The whole painting is then finished in a high gloss resin which is highly reflective, giving a behind glass look to the piece.
Bold and striking this artwork will be a talking point in any room.
Acrylic on boxed canvas, the sides are painted so there is no need to frame the painting.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and packaged in a custom made box.
acrylic, boxed canvas, heavy structured paste, dichroic glass, glitter, high gloss resin