Someone recently offered me something and in return, I started this painting. It has since had more silver leaf added and another session is in order. I enjoy doing these intuitive type pieces. I usually start with a concept, but not a visual one. I let the image develop step by step. I feel that each of my paintings has someone out there that it will speak to. I don’t often have that person in mind when I am painting, so this was a departure for me. This subject of this is the concept of the angel.
I am curious if any of you find this sort of intuitive approach to painting at all interesting. And I wonder what it would be like to take on commissions of this sort. If this sounds intriguing to you or you are curious to discuss it more, please let me know in the comments or by email.
At the same time, I was working on two larger, vertical panels. This image show the first in two stages. The left sides are after the first session and the right sides after the second painting session. Silver leaf applied to the panel creates the center rectangles. It is hard to photograph and still show the real visual quality.
All these pieces are done in acrylic and silver leaf on mahogany plywood panel.
These are the two that started me on my current acrylic and silver leaf tack. They both started out as landscapes, but one quickly became something else. The landscape is done and ready to frame. The bison fantasy is not yet even close.