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06-19-2011, 06:35 PM
Hey all.... I have not posted or completed anything in awhile. So here goes. 30 x 48 stretched canvas. This is completed except for the varnish - I am not sure if I should go flat or glossy....

M Douglas
06-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Beautiful painting Karen!


06-19-2011, 09:09 PM
How pretty. I like the graphic quality of it.

06-20-2011, 12:14 AM
BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!!
I'd never go glossy.. I do a mix of 3/4 matte and 1/4 gloss to give it a little sheen but not completely flat matte.
TOO GLossy tends to give lighting a glare on the painting when viewed on the wall from different angles and obscures the enjoyment of the painting.
So as not to let that happen for future clients I always use a mix of varnish.

06-20-2011, 01:50 AM
What a striking piece! It must look amazing irl at that size!

chammi kaiser
06-20-2011, 04:44 AM
That is really very lovely Karen. It looks like a silk painting. I would definitely take Kathie's advice on the final varnishing. Slight gloss is fine - I do the same as she does.

06-20-2011, 08:10 AM
Wonderful work.

06-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Love the picture and the title.


06-20-2011, 05:28 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments! OK mostly flat/part glossy it is!