This was the first day of our gilding course here in Tisvildeleje with our russian instructor Oksana Stanovskaya. We are 6 participants, coming from The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark.
This first part of the day we learnt about the theoretical parts of the gilding, and after lunch, we each had a small board for practicing engraving in the gesso, applying bolo and finally applying the gold for matte finish.
Applying the loose gold leaves is never easy. I used my homemade squirrel brush, but it turned out – it was far from perfect. Here is my result:
Tomorrow is another day.