The final touches
The "Period Look" lies in the detail
I love the idea of graining. The graining on the edge of my painting has an old world look that is folky and fun.
Check out the Grained Edge!
The entire painting's edge has been hand-grained and measures in at 36 X 80 inches. This has transformed my living room.
While this is some of my more primitive painting in style, it is by far not the easiest. Working with a six foot panel can be cumbersome but every step of this was fun for me.
This is probably my favorite section of the panel. I love how the edges, sides, and the faux crack, front and center, turned out. The plaster look of this was deliberate. If you don't know who Rufus Porter was from the 19th century, I encourage you to google him because that is the look that was attempting to achieve.
As I said in an earlier post, I included the bright pink/red tone in the flowers (see above) to bring it into the 21st century. This truly is a one of a kind painting. It is also the largest that I have done in many years.
The whimsical trees are free style and suggest a non-academic artist, again the look I was going for.
The tones are soft yet jewel in color without being garish.
I think this sets my linen couch off to a T. The tiger maple graining is complimented by my tiger maple end tables.
|Check out the Grained Edge!|
|Faux Tiger Maple with a hint of folk.|
|I call the black spot/line "FOLKY"|