Gold Leaf …. Wow!

I’m trying to create textures using many different methods from layering paint causing textures with a palette knife, dropping thick paint on top, washing paint off, paint peeling away, paint running down the canvas…. amazingly haphazard and effective.

I needed to create light and texture, not with a contrasting colour but with the application of paper, I’ve been using gold leaf paper  it is incredibly delicate and great fun to use, I’m loving the effect.

Much of the mark making I produce is purposefully crude and naive. The use of the paper takes away control of  making a mark with a brush and learning how to apply this delicate paper effectively has been such fun.