I’ve been super-inspired lately! With lots of extra time during our Covid 19 social distancing, I’ve been so busy going to my studio and working on lots of new paintings. Here are some of the works in progress.
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.