Being part alchemist I am always looking at how substances behave with each other; on rare occasions I get something wonderful as a result of a lot of practice. The light blue/green colour is a direct result of chemical splitting of the other paint colours; it’s been extracted on the canvas after application.
I’ve never seen anyone else do this before but now I have a way of being able to produce the most beautiful blooms and layers without using paint. I have also added a drying method using highly concentrated UV light in short bursts – helping me create wave layers on top of each other without them disappearing into each other.
As if that wasn’t enough the mixture of gold and black remains as powerful as ever; in many places I have painted an aged wash over the top; this is to deliberately play down the rich opulence of the gold by diminishing its lustre behind a thin veil of smokey grey.