The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel paste. It’s a variation on Finnabair’s “moonshine” bottle class. Bottles and tins are my favourite things to alter.
That’s the “black part taken care of but what is my take on luxury?
I am unwaged long term disabled and funds are super tight ALL the time. For me, getting new art supplies is a luxury. Extra luxury when it’s Finnabair metallique or sparks. So the whole thing represents luxury. But as an addition, every time I use the “gold chest” sparks on anything, the deep dark rich tone of it just screams opulence to me. Of course metallique paints, glitter and iridescence don’t really show well in photos but in real life, the colours are so pretty when you move the bottle in the light.