Saturday, July 13, 2019
P is for... Paper, Paint and Petronella
We had a heatwave a couple of weeks ago - 41°C! It was terrible because we couldn't go out or do anything, just close the shutters and try to keep cool. The good thing about making miniatures is that it is calming and relaxing, and so an ideal occupation when stuck indoors.
I had no energy to take on any big tasks, but a little painting is always fun. For a corner of the Dining Room, I needed a new painting. I had been reading about the dolls houses in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and came across the portrait of Petronella Dunois, the owner of one of the houses. I though it would be a fitting tribute to have a painting of her in Daviot House.
I carried on the 17th century theme by making a little 'Still Life' arrangement of flowers. The bowl is a cheap china tureen that I had in my mini-stash, and I painted it with porcelain paint. You can just about see a little peacock! I may fill the bowl with more greenery to get that really lush effect of floral still life. Perhaps if the temperature goes up again?
Posted by Jonquil at 11:56 AM