Gilding the Lily: because some puns are worth it.
My brother recently finished his engineering degree, so I made him this little congratulatory gift. I wanted something that would speak to both his tinkering and gardening aspects.
It’s another slapped-on-canvas-and-slathered-in-varnish ink piece, with a small patch of “gold” (copper/zinc) leaf on the spadix. It’s doubly appropriate to be using fake gold on a fake lily, although I didn’t find out until afterwards that the calla lily is not actually a lily.
Unfortunately, the GAC 500 I used to seal the paper before I varnished it appears to tarnish the leaf quite fiercely. This image was from before it tarnished, but I also touched up the spadix a bit to compensate for my scanner’s difficulty reading the leaf.