Entirely Acrylics on Cradled Panel (1 inch Deep)
This painting is of swirled rosette flowered roses made from cake decorating tips as a tool and thicker paints illustrating the sculpted paint style. The background is made of acrylics also, but with a watercolor "look." The watery paint contrasts nicely with the thicker paint raised above it.
All roses, stems, and leaves are thick acrylic paint raised off the surface of this cradled panel that is a quality support. Rose colors are of a rich burgundy wine. Amazingly, a bit of white added to the same color makes the pinks in the background have the same color scheme, yet still radiate with variation. The warm sky pinks, and cool earth greens blend to form a soothing blend of plums.
A few different varnishes cover this piece. One is a matte varnish with no shine that makes the background look best, and the shine varnish draws out the flowers' brilliance. Adding shiny and matte contrast to a painting while the whole painting is protected, can also be a nice contrast.
This painting was made for the book, Make Impasto Rosettes with Paint on the Kindle market for those who would like to learn the skill of making fine art paintings with cake decorating tips and thicker paints. The short book with many pictures has some added tips and mistakes to avoid on varnishing, a topic often asked by artists.