Verdigris : the beautiful aged green patina that forms on copper after it has been exposed to the elements for a length of time..Its name comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grice — verd (green), de (of), and Grice (Greece)— "green of Greece".
I decided to 'age' a gold frame that had an appealing design and shape. I painted it with a copper metallic paint and then used this 'verdigris' ageing solution.
Pleased with the results I painted this little chap in watercolor over the top of some old ephemera. To enhance the frame color I painted his feathers a similar green/blue verdigris shade. At a later date I will add a hand stamped copper plate inside the frame and then fill it with resin. This will give the work a clear glass protective coating which will make the frame an essential , connected part of the artwork .
I will post this again when it is finished.. Cheers , H xx