Blue and Gold Macaw
Frescos originated in Italy as watercolor paintings quickly painted onto plaster. The paint would sink in to the plaster and maintain vibrant colors throughout the years. I have adapted this technique into my new Venetian paintings series. I mix color into the Venetian Plaster then apply it with a pallet knife. I apply at least 3 to 4 layers of plaster and top it with a thin layer of color to apply the "antique" affect and add depth. I learned the Italian plaster technique in a Venetian Plaster school in California years ago. they taught us how to apply plaster to walls for homes. I later adapted the technique to add interesting texture to my paintings. I started to use the technique in 2010 on my flag painting which can be viewed in my art gallery.
This painting is already sold but I will have more soon!