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.
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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