I’ll be applying imitation gold leaf to this large wood panel to prepare it for a new mixed media collaged artwork.
an adhesive is applied and after a few minutes it becomes tacky. The gold leaf sheets are carefully laid onto the sticky adhesive and softly brushed in place
The panel is now ready and I will be sketching a loose composition on top of the paint and gold leaf.
This is a piece on my easel now. It is a 36″x36″ cradled board that has been gold leafed. At this stage I have sketched a drawing that will be my composition.
Now I start to collage with patterned paper that I have previously painted.
I will be covering the majority of the gold leaf with collage.
I am looking to develop shadows and a realistic rendering of the birds.