A few weeks ago I enjoyed an Old School camp with Riam and a few other friends and one thing that caught my eye on the side of his living van was a bargework style painted lantern which I thought was very interesting.
Well, following the completion of our new studio workshop I thought I would christen my new workbench by having a go myself.
Starting with a pair of Fuerhand Baby 276 lanterns which are galvanised and then powder coated, giving me a good rubust surface to work on I did some basic lining work with enamel paints.
Added the base layers for the roses.
The petals were 5 simple brush strokes per rose and the leaves just two or three strokes.
Then some fine brush line work to finish the stamens and leaf veins.
Then put the lantern back together for the finishing touches.
All done bar a coat of lacquer.