Friday, March 19, 2010

underpainting the bole

Once I decided how I would gild this Angel, I underpainted
the bole,(3 coats) & buffed it out to shine the highlights.
I then layed the leaf. Starting with 12k (white gold), I gilded
the robe first.
I then gilded the wings with 22k (yellow gold) and the face,
hands, and foot I used copper.
Copper is a metal that has a beauty all it's own.
Freshly gilded copper is like a shiny penny! I will tone it a
little, but it should first cure overnight.

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