The Golden Couple. Acrylics and gold leaf on gesso board. 14″ square.
This painting was a commission for a Golden wedding anniversary. I had some fantastic photos of the couple from the 1960’s. There was something dynamic about this image which I married to my ongoing obsession with Giotto and his use of gold and blues. This had some reasoning to it as they are Italian.
Gold leaf is exciting to work with and I haven’t mastered the technique yet. It really accentuates how the light can change a painting. Working on the gesso’d wooden panel is a matter of painting many layers, each brushstroke being able to be seen.
Here’s a close up, part of the palette and the back of the board with fun little sketch over the top of a children’s sketch.