Gold, gold, gold!
As we move ever forward we come to one of the most important elements and that’s the gold. It’s a trusted favourite of mine and contains a very fine (and very reflective) metallic flake.
This is the part of the painting that really stands out – especially if you can get a light source pointing at it. It’s not blingy or brash though; instead it’s bright but also subtle in the way it carries a deep lustre and tonal range.
It covers around a third of the canvas so getting it blended with its neighbours and achieving the right balance between light and dark is absolutely critical.
The finishing touches
The painting is complete with the inclusion of a bright and cheerful aquamarine colour that’s essentially a mix of blue and green. It has a warm underbelly of tropical oceans with a few top notes of cool air and blue skies. It makes for a gentle and uplifting finale to a powerful and aspirational painting.
I’ve kept a basic line structure throughout but as you move closer you begin to see that the lines disappear and make way for all kinds of tiny rivers and valleys.
Like so many of my original artworks this is piece of blue and gold modern art can be enjoyed from the other side of the room or sat with your nose pressed up against the canvas!