Today’s class was small, warm and wonderful! The class was all about trying out silver and gold leaf. We explored applying the leaf and glazing over it with acrylics. It’s a very tricky process using gold and silver leaf because it’s only a few microns thick and very, very fragile. Sjoukje’s work, shown here, shows the effect we achieve with silver leaf covering the whole surface of the canvas. The leaf is then washed over with acrylic glazes which gives the picture it’s unique tint. The trees were also painted in acrylics.
The gallery of today’s work can be viewed by clicking through…
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