24x24" Oil & 24 carat gold leaf on birchwood
Black handcrafted frame
Showed at The Other Art Fair London presented by Saatchi Art.
Aurora - Latin for dawn / first light, which is what I wanted to capture in the painting. I wanted the mood to be when the first light of day hits the pond. I love painting Koi in a contemporary way & the oil paints blend & create movement changing light.
The lily pads were created by layers & layers of oil paints, changing many times, until I was happy with the effect I had created.
I used oil paints on a birch oval to represent the pond & it's natural state. The gold leafed birchwood gives the pond a fabulous contrasting background & creates light to the piece.
The gold is pure & will never fade or tarnish. It is to be dusted lightly with a very soft clean brush twice a year.
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