Three more piano key miniatures are now finished – each one is a bit of a surprise to me, they take on their own characteristics as I add layers of paint, scratch back parts and intensify the colour. The oil paint adheres nicely to the ivory, but does need to be treated with some care – I inadvertently smudged the top right image, but in the end liked what it did. I am a great believer in serendipity and making the most of unexpected events. The imagery speaks of the natural world, but the middle one is more like a pile of brightly coloured fabrics … maybe.
I had originally intended framing three of these together, but now feel they need to be alone. Two of the ones I painted before have now been framed, in small, deep box frames. I am happy with them.