Impressions of Gold

  • Acrylic on Mat Board
  • 8 x 8 x 0.25 in
  • $65.00
  • Dionne White

“Impressions of Gold” is an 8” x 8” x 1/4” acrylic work on wood.

A new piece in my “Imperfectly perfect” collection.

I love getting my hands and pallet knives dirty when creating these type of works. I apply and drag, apply and drag then drip and drag.
It is an intuitive process.

I use multiple layers to achieve the color value depth, being careful not to cover up the previous layers. Layers of color create a foundation in this piece.

A beautiful “patina” background serve as a setting for these “golden impression” blooms. It could be an old tin outbuilding patinas from moss or rusted from the weather. Wherever your imagination takes you, one thing is sure, the golden blooms are bold but yet delicate.

I like to call this process “painting relief”. It is like a sculpture being raised from the surface in the paint. It would be a more common thread to ancient relief work if the medium was all one color or closer in muted hues. Even though much ancient relief work was vibrantly painted at one time.

The Golden blooms are created and raised by using a medium to heavy viscosity paint with a rough edge stencil. Some areas are cleaner than others.
The ideas are not to achieve perfection here.

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