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Working with leaf gold.
guilding done, watercolour work started
Invitation for a 50th birthday
laying of gold finished
filling in general colours
Layering colours - not finished yet
Laying on of leaf gold and burnishing.
Finished laying of leaf gold, and burnishing.
Process: painting layers of watercolour and a little bit of goache.
gilder cushion, gilders knife and agate burnisher.
Painting the gesso.
Laying the gold and burnishing.
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. I am not interested in your foolish superstition. Burnishing.
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. I am not interested in your foolish superstition.
Sketching the F before painting the gesso.
Fish tremble at the mention of my name. Burnishing.
Fish tremble at the mention of my name.
(would not reccommend it)
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
I cannot hear you. I have a banana in my ear.
Raised and flat gilding in one letter
Gilding - laying on leaf gold
Gilding - brushing off excess leaf gold