Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Treasures of the Past

Here are a few antique treasures of mine.  They mostly hide in boxes or wait to be painted in my studio.

Some are actually dusted regularly and admired always by me.  A few have made it into a still life painting - well lit with backlighting for a few weeks at a time.

The Chinese lacquered chest is home to most - dark, perfect for protecting delicate hand painting and gold leaf designs - painted 50 or more years ago, washed in dishwater regularly, dried with soft cloths before damaging Dawn was invented.  

They still have the gold stripes and as long as I keep them carefully - they will have them still after I am gone.

A few of my treasures...


 Thank you for visiting - a little off topic from rose gardening today but I hope you enjoyed it!