Note: If you have started here, you might want to begin at the first blog and work your way through the interim report on the desk.
After the warm flowers were dry, leaves and branches were added in shades of green. Note the old and new gold paint seen together in the top images, below. That dappled appearance will be wonderful when the topcoat is applied.
Large bits of pale green were left intact, and were left exposed as I infilled the new green, allowing for a mottled effect.
This technique of infill was used on all areas where original paint was intact. Pale green and two shades of Blue-green were used this round.
The side panel, which was looking “flat” to me, began to come alive as the leaves were added; especially the short stroke leaves, below.
The leaves that encircle the center flower are signature leaves for this artist, in two to three colors, sometimes more.
More greenery is added, but I had to let this dry. Two panels make a full day when they are infilled with a small brush, very patient work. It is tempting to go on and on, but smearing the wet paint is a problem!
After the paint dried, I was able to add the olive green below.
More of the olive greenery will be seen when you continue to: Mason Monterey Desk Restoration #5: Decorative Side Panels, Changes and Last Touches.