"BURIED TREASURE" 12002, mixed media contemporary metallic abstract © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Buried Treasure




This mixed media piece features multiple transparent washes over a copper-painted canvas.  The squares are wood covered with gold metallic origami foil.

The thin wood squares were flat to begin with, but became curved when they were embedded in gesso and acrylic medium.  I actually thought the curves they took on were a plus - another example of a happy accident.

Because of the metallic paints and foil, the light bounces around and gives the painting a warm glow.  It kind of reminds me of a warm fireplace.

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4 comments:

Bren said...

another amazing piece. Love how the wood squares curved and do they ever pop on the piece. You make the most beautifully expressive pieces.

jyothisethu said...

your accident is a real luck for the art lovers...

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

Gorgeous! I love the glow it has. Do you paint on wood or canvas? Bet that texture is something to see up close.

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous color and texture.