This original painting is on an 1/8" Ampersand Aquabord panel that I love more all the time because of the vivid colors and very special effects that can be achieved on it. In "Nature's Jewel" I had a lot of fun creating a relief of textured gold leaf that emphasizes the intricate details of the butterfly. I finished the painting with a varnish, then glossy resin-like coating that increases the depth and the shine. These miniatures do not need glass!!!
I like to display these little gems on a mini easel which is readily available ; it is so easy to find a special little corner for them on a shelf, a table, near a computer. Naturally, they can also be inserted into a regular photo frame or a painting frame.
ampersand Aquabord panel, professional grade watercolour paints, ,acrylic varnish,gold leaf,acrylic medium