Inspired by Indian wood block prints this exotic pattern is painted in a pale cream colour on a madder red background and strongly outlined in black. Reminiscent of henna tattoos or carved wood the design is both geometric and floral.
It has had a thorough distressing with shallow cracks and rubbing back revealing the bare plaster beneath.
This painting is strung at the back ready to hang on a wall.
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