Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Applying the Leaf

As I work on the mural I make lots of changes. The smudges will be covered with copper. 

Applying the copper leaf is a messy process. And as the weather warms up I have to use baby powder on my hands so the leaf won't stick to my sweaty fingers and tear apart.

Once the leaf is applied I burnish it with a cloth. Then I can paint small details on top.

1 comment:

  1. Jean-I can really see that ground up perspective. The details in the painting, and applying the copper leaf are amazing to me. I can't wait to see it in person.

    I'm going to go to your Kent exhibit this month, too. My husband was in city hall recently said he thought those paintings looked familiar (I've showed him some of your blog posts).

    Thanks for sharing. Paula