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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Lily-of-the-Valley~Revisited 1


I had planned to redo my painting, Lily-of-the-Valley and as luck would have it someone contacted me recently to do another version as a commission so I've been playing around with the theme. This is not the final but I liked the antique look well enough to post it. It reminds me of an old botanical. This is also on gessoed paper.

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

I like this a lot Billie. It does have the feeling of something from the past which suits this traditional flower well.

Is it gesso on the surface then painted over?

Billie Crain said...

Yup...gesso first, then paint. I let the paint dry overnite, then wiped it away with a damp paper towel. The paint lightly stained the gesso giving it that aged appearance. I may try this again with another floral. I like the effect.

Srishti said...

Very neat Billie! I want to try this too!!! Did you dilute the gesso? I have never used this stuff, but want to try it. I love both the paintings.. but the 1st one is fabulous!

Vera Dennen said...

Very nice Billie.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Srishti.:) I don't dilute the gesso but I sometimes use a damp brush to spread it over the paper or create texture. In this case I used a palette knife which I like best. The knife creates some really neat textures.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Vera.:)

Costescu said...

ooh I like it, very nice old world charm :)

Billie Crain said...

Hey, Tracey! Yes, it does have an old world feel to it.