I have now added the gold leaf to the surounding face area of the mask and to the bells at the tips of the tassels.I have used 18 k gold leaf marker(acid Free) to the edges of the tassels and the decoration on the face.
I often work on a few things at a time so you will see various posts on my site.
I have been working on my mediterranean inspiration but daily see beauty in my local world as well that inspires me.
Last year I purchased some amaryllis that were supposed to be this color but after several months and no progress I took mine back to Halifax Seed and got some white ones that were futher along so they would bloom for Christmas.
One of my patients Syd had this beautiful Amaryllis that I had tried to grow so I asked him if I could photograph his and now I am painting it.
Just started this painting of a masculine mask I bought last year in Venice. I posed it against my Req. wall on top of some antique art books I own. I think the colors will go very well with the female mask I just finished. I also plan on using gold leaf on this mask.
Sorry I have not posted in a while as I was in the Caribbean. Now I am back to the cold reality . I did though, get more inspiration and great photos of flowers, trees birds and Iguana's for future paintings. I have about five paintings on the go now. Just a bit left to do on this funny guy. I get quite a kick out of their haircuts not to mention his buck teeth.
I am mainly a watercolor and Pastel artist but I am open to various mediums.
I have been painting since 1992.
I have travelled alot and have sold works and prints internationally. My works have also won awards. I used to be a member and for a short time president of a local art club however I found the Politics and Personalities interfered too much with my time that could be put into my work.
I live on the east coast of Canada and I paint our local beauty as well as the Carribean and the Mediterranean.