Saturday, May 3, 2014

Betty Chen Louis Lacquer Grapes

I took this class at a regional seminar many years ago.  16 this summer I think.  I put it aside to work on other things and never got back to it.  It is a partly painted canvas worked primarily with Krenik metallic braid and cord.  I wanted to learn the techniques and never had a plan for the finished piece. 

Lacquer Grapes by Betty Chen Louis start
I worked on 3 of the leaves during the month of April.

Lacquer Grapes at the end of April 2014
closeup of new work

Elizabeth Finished

I finished Elizabeth some time ago, but had some camera issues.  So I am finally getting around to posting a picture.  I am still not really happy with some of the jewel placements.