I wrapped up the final painting and sealing this morning. I called the client and will be delivering them this afternoon. I kept to a similar paint job that they had but naturally added my own touches. It wasn’t necessary to have them be duplicates to the originals as these are not going back to a particular setting.
The wings , now that they have the paint and gilding on them, look good by comparison I think. To the average viewer and considering the lighting as well as the distances these will be viewed in a typical church will for the most part look like nothing is out of the ordinary. Actually several visitors to my shop had a difficult time picking the carved wings at a close range. I’m happy.
I hope you enjoyed this project seeing it from the layout ,carving, priming and to the final painting. Here are a few photos showing the results.
The paints are acrylics done primarily with an air brush. The facial features and details are done by hand. The gilding is liquid Gold and sealed. Without sealer it would eventually turn brown.