Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dragon Gate - a touch of gold

 Dragon Gate  - WIP
15" x 30"
Mixed media

I haven't done a lot more with this as time's been at a premium over the last couple of days.  But I started adding a layer of gold and silver leaf in some areas of the fish where the light would catch it naturally.  I added the gold and silver, then added some more paint over most of it, as I want the effect to be very subtle. 

I'm still working on layers for the water and getting the colours and shapes of the fish to do what I want them to do.  Its getting there.  Tomorrow evening I should be able to dedicate a few hours to it and finish it up.


Christiane Kingsley said...

This is looking great!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

This is looking wonderful. Has this way of working sparked off lots of ideas for future work? The surface qualities really suit your subject and it's really exciting to see the painting develop.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Christiane. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with this now.

Lisa, thank you. The textured surface has lots of possibilities for mixed media which I'll experiment with more in the future. It seems to work well for aquatic subjects and I rather like that 3D effect.

Hedera said...

I think you've captured the translucent effect you were after very well Jeanette. An interesting process.