Oil and Gold Leaf on Gessoboard
6" x 6"
This is the 2nd portrait of my friend Becky. For the first time, ever, I experimented with gold leaf and I am very happy with the results. It adds a depth to the portrait and depending on where the light is, the painting changes. I left the light pretty dramatic in the photo to demonstrate the effect. The 'light spot' changes depending on the source direction.
The palette for this one is raw umber, titanium white with a touch of yellow ocher, ultramarine blue.