If my painting looks good upon completion, I know it’s going to look even better after I apply varnish. The photo above demonstrates how my painting looks before & after varnish is applied. The unvarnished surface has a matte finish while the varnished area is vibrant with color. Imagine a freshly sanded & stained hardwood floor, & then imagine what it looks like after a protective clear coating has been applied & brings the wood to life. That’s what varnish does for a painting, but more important, it protects it from environmental air born contaminants.
It’s always an exciting time for me when I get to this step because varnishing gives my paintings the richness & depth I envisioned at the start. Before I officially consider my paintings completed, they will receive at least two coats of varnish, adding years of protection & hopefully enjoyment to it’s new owner!
Phase VIII of my 10 STEPS TO PERFECT MINI ART ~ FRAMED & READY TO GO!
The 25 Days Of Minis is just 4 DAYS AWAY! All that’s left to do now is frame up my Minis & they’ll be ready to move on to the place they’ll call home. I hope you’ll continue to follow along as I move into the home stretch!
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Thanks for following along in my journey of 10 STEPS TO PERFECT “MINI” ART!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am grateful every day for the many wonderful friendships I’ve made through my art over the many years. I feel so fortunate for the opportunity to create & share my love of art with those I’ve had the privilege to meet along the way. Thank you so much for your support & friendship.
Warm Wishes for a safe & Happy Thanksgiving