I wanted to try this for so long😍🎨 VARNISHING😍
Most artists say it’s their favorite part of painting and I think it’s my highlight, too😍
Varnishing gives the painting more depth and makes it glossier🎨 and of course it protects the painting👍🏻
I used the varnish of @gamblincolors (no advertising)
Varnishing these tulips today. I love how it makes the colors pop! Tulips are my favorite flower. It’s what I look forward to every spring after the cold and dreariness of winter. It means hope and new life to me and I wish their blooming season were a little bit longer. I can’t help but want to paint all the colors.
I used to find varnishing a nuisance, but now I look forward to it’s therapeutic process. There’s nothing like watching the colors come back to life in an instant, the way it was meant to be seen. “The Laundress” will be available at The National Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum’s Small Works Great Wonders Art Sale on Friday, November 9th 🍂
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Would you agree that our 1880s hat's trim is a successful alternative to the popular bird decorations? Read more about contemporary protest against this use of birds in our website's caption:
On the right, a similar - but feather trimmed - hat is worn to a major cultural event, the Scandinavian artists’ lunch at Café Ledoyen on the 'varnishing day' of the Paris Salon, 1886. Accordingly, most depicted persons are well-known artists, read and see more at Göteborgs Konstmuseum: https://bit.ly/2NuXpPA.
If you still have not had enough fashionable 1880s crowds, find even more similar hats and prominent artists on the same café's terrace in Tissot's painting of the 1885 'varnishing day' from his 'Women in Paris' series (Chrysler Museum of Art): https://bit.ly/2x0Kb2v. #1880shats#1880sfashion#birddecoration#animalwelfare#protectionofbirds#historicmillinery#hugobirger @goteborgskonstmuseum #varnishingday#cafeledoyen#pleatedribbon#hattrim#johnbrightcollection#costumecollection#bustleera#parissalon
The Artists’ Wives (1885, also called The Artists’ Ladies) depicts a gathering of artists and their wives on Varnishing Day, the evening before the official opening of the Salon, the annual art exhibition in Paris at the Palais de l’Industrie. The artists could put a final coat of protective varnish on their work, and they and their wives and friends could view the exhibition privately, when “the great effort of the year is over, and when our pictures are safely hung, and are inviting the critics to do their worst and the buyers to do their best!” Tissot depicts the celebratory luncheon on the terrace of the restaurant Le Doyen, with the entrance to the Palais de l’Industrie in the background.
Celebrities present include the sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917), the man with the brown beard and spectacles standing in the center of the picture. The bearded man in the top hat, prominently sitting with two women in the lower left of the picture, is painter John Lewis Brown (1829 – 1890), described by James McNeill Whistler as “a dear good fellow.”
🍂 Sanatçıların Eşleri (1885, Sanatçıların Hanımları olarak da anılır), Palais de l’Industrie'deki Paris'teki yıllık sanat sergisi olan Salon'un resmi açılışından bir gün önce, sanatçılar ve eşlerini Cila Günü'nde bir araya getiriyor. Sanatçılar, çalışmalarına son kat koruyucu bir vernik koyabiliyorlardı, onlar ve eşleri ve arkadaşları sergiyi özel olarak görebiliyorlardı, ”Yılın büyük gayreti sona erdi ve resimlerimiz güvenli bir şekilde asıldıklarında ve eleştirmenleri en iyisini yapmaya ve alıcıları ellerinden gelenin en iyisini yapmaya davet ediyorlar!“ Tissot, arka planda Palais de l'Industrie'nin girişindeki restoran Le Doyen'in terasındaki kutlama öğle yemeğini gösteriyor.
Buradaki ünlüler arasında, resmin ortasında duran kahverengi sakallı ve gözlüklü heykeltraş Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) yer alır. Resmin sol alt köşesinde iki kadın ile birlikte oturan şapkalı ve sakallı adam, James McNeill Whistler tarafından “sevgili iyi bir adam” olarak tanımlanan ressam John Lewis Brown'tır (1829 - 1890).