I’ve always studied the sorts of decorative trays used for a dresser or vanity and the art that was featured on them and pictured my floral artwork there for years.
This lightweight 10″ x 13″ pine wood tray has a print of my painting “Small Roses” adhered in the bottom. I then painted the tray with white chalk paint and glazed it with antique silver metallic glaze. I even added a bit of glaze to the painting to accentuate the highlights. These trays are intended for decoration only or for lightweight objects.
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About the artwork
Just one little sliver of sunlight crept through the blind and that was all it took to illuminate these old roses in a tiny glass vase. I stood in my kitchen and sketched this as quickly as possible before the light changed.
These are roses that I grow, am unbelievably bright pink pasture rose and an ancient deep red sweet-smelling climbing rose. Blooming plentifully in June, I placed them in an inexpensive glass bowl; they fall apart rather quickly but I still wanted to enjoy them indoors. I had prepared a number of drawing surfaces on old pieces of mat board, this being a combination of gesso and marble dust applied in a thick impasto, leaving deep brush marks for whatever I drew on it.
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