This is the 3rd Golden Looker painting in a series of golden leaf paintings.
Each painting is resourced from a 17th century female portrait painting and each one is unique.
The first Looker was a prototype for custom painting commissions for my other shop. Its mysterious gaze will add a beautiful glow to an intimate corner of your home.
HOW THIS PORTRAIT WAS Painted:
- I painted a fragment of a classical face within the perfectly round space on the canvas.
- Once the painting is dried I apply yellow ochre to the area all around.
- Once dry I then apply gilding glue.
- Afterward about 5 minutes I apply faux gold leaf to the area.
- Once dried, the excess golden leaf is removed with a soft brush. I then apply at least 6 layers of laquer that I've prepared in my studio. This serves as a sealer and protects the surface from scratching. It also gives the canvas a nice thick stratus of luminosity.
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After purchasing, I will creat a 1-2 minute video for you explaining a little bit more about this unique painting.
Zecchi Firenze oil paints on finely prepared canvas frame