Traditional Hearts - Small
Size: 4"w x 3½"h
Cm's = w10cm x h9cm x d1.8cm
Portrait price: £45.00
Product details: Each portrait is hand painted on a heart shaped 18mm deep sheet of MDF using professional quality Heavy Body GOLDEN Acrylics which contain the largest assortment of unique pure pigments to offer excellent permanency and lightfastness.
The heart is first treated with 2 applications of GOLDEN Acrylics Matte Medium which dries as a transparent layer, I use the natural colour of the MDF as an important base tone for the first layers of tonal placement and application. After applying the outline, I then apply the base tones. The first layers takes the longest with upto 8 hours work on this double portrait which is where I fill in all the underlayers or the base tones - these are the dark shades of greys and pinks that are very important for the second layers which are the addition of the fine details that follow.
The second layers are the final layers where I build up the fine details to create the final portrait, layering can sometimes create brush stroke peaks which add to the effect of fur. The edges of the heart was painted with mottled blue tones and the back painted black. Once the portrait is finally completed, I apply 2 layers of GOLDEN polymer Satin Varnish with UVLS which provides additional protection from UV light. The final portrait has been completed to be freestanding although it can also be either hung** or placed in a box frame by a competent framer to ensure the portrait is fixed safely and securely within it's frame. Glass is not needed but can add extra protection.