Leaves 6, 9061, metal leaf abstract


Another example of my leaf series. The leaves themselves were cut out of gold embossing metal - I think it's aluminum- that I got at an art supply store. The cool thing is that the metal is gold on one side and silver on the other. The background is highly textured and the whole piece is covered with resin which gives it an "under glass" look.
I'm sorry that these photos just don't show the details very well. If I give it enough light to show the background well, the shiny leaves are overexposed.

5 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol, I just love your aspen series! So much in fact, that Jerry and I are spending the weekend in Breck so we will come and see them in person!! Good luck! And congrats on being a featured artist on Jane's blog...she is a wonderful artist as well!!

Sheila said...

This is very rich looking. What is the surface you're mounting these materials on?

Carolina said...

This series is so beautiful...

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks for the positive comments. The ground for these pieces is some type of wood composite board I found at Home Depot. It is 6 inches wide and (up to) 10 feet long. It also comes wider and narrower. You can just saw off the size you want.
I painted them with 2 coats of gesso on both sides before proceeding with texturizing and building up the design.

padmaja said...

The leaf series is gorgeous! Undoubtedly unique.. wish I could touch and feel the texture!