(06) VI Chalk Finish Paint Giovanni Bellini

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This chalk Giovanni Bellini (earthy apricot) has a Spanish adobe feel with a natural feel.

Da Vinci's  “Distressed" Chalk Finish is a self-priming chalky paint that comes in a range of Shabby Chic Colours inspired by the renaissance painters.It can be a base coat, a second coat or a single coat finish. This unique decorative finish is developed for furniture, floors and walls.

Some ideas you can use Giovanni Bellini

  • I simply love Giovanni bellini as a wall paint particulary if wood is exposed. it suits going over block, concrete or plasterboard. (if painting on walls thin 10-15% with water to maximize coverage)
  • Giovanni is a rustic colour and is great in living areas on furniture or walls.  I actually prefer this colour as au natural but if on furniture still use soft wax to protect.
  • Earthy colours compliment Giovanni Bellini, you will find if putting against white it will appear a strong apricot tone where it is toned down when used with earthy colours or wood
Once finished for protection you could:
  • apply a coat of clear soft wax to leave a smooth satin finish
  • apply a clear soft wax and once dry apply a dark soft wax for an antique look
  • For a hardwearing finish such as a table top then we recommend Glaze & Medium for a satin clear finish
  • Leave Au natural as a matt finish
Giovanni Bellini is often considered to be the father of the Venetian Renaissance. His unparalleled rendering of color and light helped usher in a period of overwhelming creativity in Venice, and arguably all of Europe. He was known for his religiously impassioned images of the Madonna and Christ, as well as his ability to convey the subtlest of human emotions.
Bellini was born and died in Venice during a time when the La Serenissima, or Venetian Republic, was a formidable trading power and crossroads of Europe. During his life, Venice remained an integral player in Mediterranean and even world trade.
Although he may never have ventured far from Venice, Bellini was by no means isolated from other artists. Rather, he studied the style of Northern European painters and welcomed visitors from all across Europe. As he aged, he even took cues from his pupils in order to further hone his skills