Acrylic, Gold & Silver Leaf on Canvas, 2019 (30” x 48”) Framed to 31” x 49” $1400
A forest, full of signs and markings, shows the way. These trees tell a story, and express feelings of joy, pain, sadness, love and empathy. These effervescent trees, with leaves shimmering are imbued with joy, gold adornment, and markings carved by mystery and time.
My process involved painting layers of trees and a simple flat background in acrylic over the length of the canvas, and then once these layers dried, I adorned the canvas with layers of variegated gold and copper leaf. I used an ink pen with a brush tip for some of the finer markings as well as a traditional fine brush loaded with acrylic paint to make precise, linear, almost tribal markings throughout the artwork. My final steps were to add the foliage with a large round brush, in a multitude of shades of green and blue. The use of warm and cool palette, and pastel complementary colors are calming and at the same time, energizing.
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