In my previous post I showed off a painting on silver leaf that wasn’t quite going the way that I hoped. (See below)
The colours just weren’t as intense as I really wanted, so I knew that I needed to switch up my plans… I did a little looking around online, and thanks to Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Illuminations, I went with several layers of glaze instead of painting watered-down acrylic on the silver leaf. I also did a WAY better job of applying the leaf, and sealed it with the right sealer…
Instead of trying the same subject again, I decided to do something much more abstract, and was inspired by Carolyn Reynolds’ Still Waters. I am really happy with the result!
In this second photo you can see how the silver leaf shines through the glaze layers. The final painting is covered with acrylic self-levelling clear gel until I can varnish the final piece. (I have a few works-in-progress right now, and will just do them all at once once the paints and mediums are fully dry.)
I love it – and I love the depth and intensity of colour!
Oh.. and for those of you who follow me on Twitter – yep – this is the full version of the tweet below!