Sunday, July 14, 2013

Making a Fresco

My first try at making a a class in Florence, Italy no less!

Fresco-making is far more difficult than you might expect.  The second photo shows the cartoon that needs to be made first to guide the overall painting.  All facial/skin features begin with a wash of green (on 'olive' side) as the base.  Material has to be worked while still wet, so large areas took days or longer.

The class experience gave me a much greater appreciation in which to view the frescoes I had the opportunity to see while on a recent Italy trip!

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