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Entries in plaster and paintingbird paintings (1)


Frescos that Warble and Hoot • Birds with a Pompeii Attitude


And Whooo are Youuuu?  Instead of the caterpillar on a toadstool, this little owl, Goddess Athena's shoulder accessory, is peering out of a painting on Venetian plaster.

I have always admired the fresco paintings of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the airy combination of semi stylized plants animals and birds on plaster walls.  The cracks and texture just added to the visual interest, and I marvel at the inventiveness and playfulness of the images. So many years ago and yet so fresh.

The subtle hues are layered, and rubbed with wax until part of the plaster texture shows through and the colors have a gentle antique sheen.

This next fantastical songbird must be a holiday warbler from the pagan past. All red and green.


My paintings on genuine Venetian plaster from Italy, and while I did not paint on wet plaster as in a traditional fresco, my work has a true feeling of antique fresco color, imagery and texture.  The originals of these bird paintings are for sale in my web site store.

 The originals are attached to a cradled frame and plastered and polished with a tinted wax.  The images are 7"x10" and the frame is 11"x14" If your budget only allows prints, the 8"x10" prints are available at my Etsy shop for $14 each.