Gold, gold, gold!
Alchemy is a large gold and black abstract art work that was created using one of the most beautiful metallic gold paints I have ever used.
Of course, there two other colours we can’t ignore here (black and white), but it’s the gold that is the real star of the show.
The deep, rich lustre of it can be enjoyed and admired in all its glory in this new abstract painting and in some of the close up, detailed photos it’s clear to see why I am so enthralled by it.
Light bounces off it in the most captivating ways and even when it’s mixed an d blended into the black and white areas it never loses its magic. In fact, a few glances at the photos show you that it enhances everything it touches – perhaps I should have called it Midas??
Enjoying the details
Like so many of my original paintings, you can enjoy them from whatever distance you view them from. There is power and grace from ten feet away yet an enjoyment of a different kind when you’re ten inches away.
Tiny cells appear and disappear, seams of colour lead your eyes into all kinds of places and then you get hit with the sheer depth of the piece.
One of the remarkable things about this gold colour is its density. This is a quality that allows other, thinner paints to look as if they are suspended within it. Furthermore, if I play around with the density of all of the paints (in varying ratios), I can modify and change the behaviours of how paints mix and cure with each other.
The result of that is a series of truly mind-blowing effects. I sweated for a long time over this one; constant mixing and re-mixing of paint – working on small areas at a time to get a consistent finish.
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