November 24, 2012

* A little gold leaf ...

I'm almost finished.  She needs a little more work on her face and neck and perhaps an earring.  I gold leafed her halo today.  Never did that before on a painting, so it occurred to me, after the fact, it would probably need to be sealed to prevent tarnishing.  Sure enough it does - a good varathane will do.  Of course, I don't happen to have any - so will have to wait until Monday to get a little tin.  Then I can seal and antique her halo.  Here's her latest portrait.


Thanks for dropping in.  Nice to see you.  LOVE your comments, thank you so much.  Take care. 

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.  Mary Kay Ash

9 comments:

  1. Oh my she is so beautiful...a real shining light. Will look gorgeous when reflecting candle light :D XXX

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  2. she is so peaceful donna, very incredible. xo

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  3. Gorgeous...wow. I always love the vibrant colours every time I look at your creations.

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  4. She is turning more beautiful, Donna! Love all the great detail!

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  5. Absolutely fantastic! I LOVE her! Big hugs, Valerie

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  6. Love the gold leaf halo! It gives her a special kind of power. :)

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  7. Oooooo - magnificent, truly Donna!! I want to try some gold leafing. I have been using a lot of metallic paint, but I have been wondering about that. Need to do a little research I guess.

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