Vintage 1960s Gold Floral Painting Panel on Black Lacquer Veneer circa 1969
Painted in 1969 and signed by the artist, this is a very interesting floral still considering its medium. Painted on a piece of shiny smooth black lacquer veneer that was attached to chipboard, the flowers, we suspect, are painted using both gold foil and gold paint.
There is not a lot of definition in the painting technique itself ( ie visible brush strokes, or any definition in the gold leaf) as it is very smooth in execution but you can see definite areas where it has been handpainted.
We've never run across this style of painting before, which makes it both uniquely appealing and eye-catching. When met with the light, the flowers glow in a beautiful, shimmery, yet non-reflective way. The leaves take a back seat to the petals themselves, but they are equally interesting all on their own. Painted a darker deeper gold, there is a lot of detail in each leaf. Parts of the flower stems are painted an even darker gold that almost fades into the black background, in so that they are almost invisible.
Signed and dated 1969 by the artist just using her first name, we suspect this might have been a painting completed as a hobby or perhaps an art class assignment. Either way, it is beautifully executed. The flower petals and leaves contain so many details and color variations, providing dramatic contrast and depth.
So elegant, we particularly like this painting for a formal dining room or a butler's pantry area paired with a collection of gold and white dishes.
- Unique medium
- Signed and dated by the artist
In lovely vintage condition, the chippy areas along the top and bottom edge give it an elegant shabby chic aesthetic. The painting itself is crisp and clear. There is one small scuff mark between the big flower blossom and the small one directly underneath it which primarily can only be seen when holding this painting at an angle towards a light source. When viewing it straight on it is barely noticeable. We took two photos of this mark in both situations so that you could see the difference between the two views. Please see photos.
Measures 8.5" inches (width) x 11" inches (length) and weighs 8oz.