Gold Lust Series (Original Collage and Metal Leaf Paintings)
My Gold Lust series features various metal leaf (gold leaf and silver leaf) alongside my traditional water-based media artwork. These paintings are created on luxury heavyweight Fabriano watercolour paper, which has a rough texture that enables me to create some wonderful patterns and textures with the inks and water. Once I create the raw material paintings, then I cut up them up into circles. I then use those circles to create a unique collage on wood panel and include metal leaf (gold leaf, silver leaf, copper leaf) to add a warm glow to the artwork. The artworks are on wooden panel and are protected by varnish so they do not need to be framed or glazed and are ready to hang as is. Learn more about my inspiration behind this series here.