Special techniques

For me, special techniques are mainly the marble imitations and other techniques that do not fall under the 'usual' art techniques.

A marble imitation, also called 'marble', refers to the application of patterns on wooden parts, which suggests real marble. This was especially done in earlier centuries when the use of real marble was too expensive or would make the construction too heavy. Another reason could be that the site of the marble was exhausted. Making a marble imitation is related to stucco lustro and scagliola, two methods of stucco marble work.
The technique is used in churches, but also on furniture, paneling, floors and fireplaces.

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This painting was the first time I've ever done a marble imitation after school, I didn't have the right materials but made it work anyway. The rose on it is done quickly and not blended well, but I think it has something.

This painting was one of my graduation projects at school, the assignment was to make 3 realistic marble imitations, Carrara marble, port d'or and vert de mêr. I did the Carrara marble and the port d'or all by myself, my teacher did the vert de mêr for the most part because I really wanted to put it on but I couldn't master it (this all had to be done in a hurry because we went through The corona missed a lot of school and the end of the year was almost approaching).

This turtle imitation with a sheet metal astronaut and a copper paint helmet is really a 'specialleke' as they say here in the Kempen. I'm very proud of how this one came out, and don't think I'll ever be able to imitate it again, because I don't have the materials, but above all because I don't know how anymore.

There is little to say about the next five marble imitations, these were practice panels that I made a year after graduating from plaice to practice my marble imitation again; I've tried to make a realistic Carrara as well as some fantasy warm ones I've used colors that don't exist in nature like marble.