original art - hand-painted portraits - cutout portraits - construct portraits
by artist terry lefler
Magenta Flower Blossom
An original Oil on Wood construct painting, of a magenta-colored flower blossom by artist Terry Lefler. A shaped 18in x 23in outline painting titled "Flower Blossom 3" in a handmade yellow-colored frame. Ready to hang.
This photo shows the cutout painting hanging on a black background.
The photo above shows the cutout painting hanging on a "stucco" exterior wall in direct sunlight.
This photo shows an edge view of the painting. There are three main parts to the piece.
1- The yellow center section is plywood approximately 0.5 inches thick. This part is painted with enamel paint applied by spraying and by artist brushes and is attached to the piece using nuts and bolts.
2- The magenta-colored blossom area is shaped plywood that has been painted using artist oil paint that has been applied in the traditional manner using artist brushes.
3- The yellow frame is made of plywood that is approximately ¼ in thick. A raised edge was created using synthetic-wood materials. The frame has been painted using spray enamel.
The entire piece has been coated with a gloss clear-coat
The photo above shows the painting and frame from the back. The photo shows the artist's signature and the "picture-wire" that is used to hang the piece in the traditional manner.
The photo below shows a close-up of the back that more clearly shows the metal support, and the mounting hardware that attaches the frame and flower blossom.
the artist holding the painting
The process for making the cutout painting:
A 1/2" thick piece of high quality plywood was shaped into a 18" x 23" outline of a flower. The plywood cutout was sealed, coated with primer and sanded. The back side of the plywood has been braced with metal to prevent warping. Picture hanging wire has been added so that the artwork is ready to hang A gloss varnish clear-coat was applied after the painting had aged for more than 6 months.
The artwork has been signed in two places. One signature is visible from the front but is not easy to spot so that it doesn't interfere with the art. The other signature is on the back.
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