Original bas-relief & egg tempera painting with hand-finished fresco frame
Framed Size: 29" x 35"
This original work of art is a sculpture as well as a painting! All major elements were first sculpted by the artist in low bas-relief before being painted in pure egg tempera made from crushed stone and egg yolk. Its a kitchen window overlooking a misty Tuscan landscape and hill town with still life of olives, olive oil, lemons and all ingredients you need to make a fabulous black olive tapenade including Linda's own recipe! There is even a hummingbird that comes to visit your Tuscan kitchen window!
My husband and I love to travel to Tuscany! I am fascinated and inspired by the incredible culinary delights. As an appetizer we love to have black olive tapenade with bread and a nice glass of wine. The little recipe in the corner of the painting gives you a shopping list so you can make your own tapenade.
Tuscan Kitchen Tapenade is framed in a 3" museum quality hand-crafted, solid wood frame. Frame is hand-finished in a lightly textured plaster & egg tempera by the artist. It is the same color as the wood edge of the window in the painting
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Linda Paul:Artists Statement:When asked What is your favorite painting, I always say, the next one I am going to paint! Style: I don't paint in any one style, I let inspiration speak to me and I go with the flow. My work runs the gamut from chunky realism to abstract and impressionist painting. I use many different mediums to create my artworks. One of my favorites is egg tempera which I make by crushing stones and minerals and adding egg yolk. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite and natural green earth found around Verona Italy. This medium is luminous and lasts for centuries.I also make my own acrylic paint in the same manner. By adding pure pigment to a acrylic polymer. I can add thing like crushed mica and pearlescents to make the painting come alive. Lately I have also been working with glass and precious metal like silver, copper and 23 karat goldArtist's Inspiration:I am inspired by so many things! I especially like nature in all her forms. I like concepts, process and abstract ideasIn my still life/landscape paintings, like to juxtapose sculpted bas-relief products of nature (the chunky part) against soft impressionist landscapes of their origins.