(07) VII Chalk Finish Paint Venetian (mid Grey)

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This chalky Venetian (Mid Grey) Colour is a clean grey and lends it self to have contrast colour chalk finish paint colour 2 tone effect or a wash over the top.

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

  • Venetian is a stark neutral grey that lends itself to be using as a base coat for another colour to go over the top and distressed back with sandpaper
  • Venetian is colour neutral which means it compliments other colours rather tha oppose
  • Venetian is a strong base colour but can be softened by using the white wash effect. once Venetian is dry apply a thinned (with romawash) coat of renaissance white and wipe excess off with a damp rag as per photo.
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
Venice's geographic location made it less susceptible to outside influences - another factor which contributed to its unique artistic style. Something about the light in Venice, too, made a difference. This was an intangible variable, to be sure, but it had an enormous impact.
For all of these reasons, during the Renaissance Venice gave birth to a distinct school of painting