"Italian Fresco Wall - with vegetables" Original sculpted bas-relief and egg tempera painting by Linda Paul
framed size is 29" x 29"
Original fresco paintings of Italian style designs by American Artist Linda Paul - monochromatic still life fresco of sculpted bas-relief fruit with leaf border. You can decorate an entire room around this set of monochromatic paintings and color scheme . It is the latest in Italian style decor
There is also a matching painting called Fresco wall - with fruit. They make a fabulous set.
These one of a kind monochromatic fresco paintings arrive ready to hang on your wall, They come framed in hand-crafted museum quality frames which are being hand finished by the artist to perfectly match the paintings
These are bas-relief sculptures as well as paintings. All of the elements were sculpted in bas-relief before being painted in pure egg tempera which I make by hand by grinding natural pigments mixed with a touch of egg yolk. I only used one color for the entire painting; a caput mortem iron oxide which is crushed then mixed with a little water and egg yolk, This mineral has natural complex color. In one vessel it creates sedimentary layers of dark brown and earth red. The earth red floats to the top and the dark brown settles on the bottom
more on these paintings at http://www.lindapaul.com/Original_Art_Paintings_Gallery.htm
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.