GOURD Art bowl eggshell mosaic gold metallic blue beaded rim hand painted home grown decor vessel floral arranging
This is a hand painted gourd bowl, painted using acrylic paints. It is a pretty thick gourd and has a decoratively carved opening.
The inside is painted and varnished black. Not for food use and not meant to hold water (it will get mushy). Would look beautiful with a silk flower arrangement or holding any number of items such as pine cones, potpourri or even smaller gourds!
The outside is painted in multiple acrylic colors, mostly metallic blue, purple and gold. There is an eggshell mosaic design also painted with a muted wash. The top opening has a beaded design that goes all the way around. Finished with several coats of UV resistant, non-yellowing varnish. Signed on the bottom by the artist.
Height to top is about 6 1/2" tall, widest point across is about 8 1/2" and the opening is about 5" x 3 1/4" in diameter.
*****All of my gourds are homegrown! It is at least a year-long process - I start seeds in April, transfer to the garden end of May, they spend a summer enjoying the heat (and hopefully rain!) and then they rest and cure in my barn or greenhouse during the winter. In the spring, they are dried out, hard-shelled and ready for creating pieces of functional, whimsy art for the home!!
Please keep all hand painted artwork out of direct sun, which may cause fading over time.
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