What is this method of painting method called?
December 27, 2013 9:29 AM Subscribe
I have a couple small (approximately 3"x5" in) paintings that I picked up in a thrift store. Likely not worth much, but I like them and would like to find out more about them. Here is one
, here is the other
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In the second photo, you can see a small chip in the upper left corner, exposing what is likely a copper plate. The back looks like this
. It appears that that artist(s) painted directly on the copper plate, then possibly baked them, because the paintings have a shiny, lacquered look to them. I've tried searching for more information about this style, but it's been ol' fail.
What is this method of painting called? Is it common? Is it still in use? What makes it special from acrylic or watercolor painting? Any idea where I can find more like these?