Inspired by Japanese textiles this painting focuses in on a black butterfly with white veining fluttering amidst vibrant poppies, peonies and blue leaves.
The design wraps around the panel with interesting cracked plaster edges
These fresco secco panels are cracked and aged to give character and patination. On completion the plastered hessian substrate is glued to its wooden support and won’t crack or rub-back any further. Paintings where the hessian is wrapped around the panel edges may succumb to some minor flaking on the corners but a few knocks and scrapes are part of its “distressed” character.
The piece is finished with wax so may be buffed and polished to maintain its lustre