Saturday, June 02, 2007

Painted Desk

This is a charming vintage wooden desk that is getting a make over so that it will depict a magical woodland scene, framing a letter (to be painted as a trompe l oeil) that has just been written , and left on the desk. Small animals, birds and bugs will approach from the surrounding flowers to see what the letter is all about.....

I have used gold leaf around the letter to give it an aura of importance, contrast, making it clearly visible. The insides of the smaller top drawers are gold leafed too. This brings a lot of light into the drawer, and makes a nice addition to the gold leaf on the surface part.

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