Portrait of a Woman in Gold – Mixed Media
I recently purchased some gold paint and learned a little about Gusrav Klimt who was an artist in the beginning of the 20th century. Two of his most famous paintings were “The Kiss” and “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” which were both painted between 1907 and 1908.
Of course my gold paint is nothing like what Klimt and artists from earlier centuries used. They used gold leaf which is gold that’s been hammered into fine sheets.
Goldbeating is the process of pounding the solid gold into a plain leaf. And gilding is the process of using the gold leaf to adorn a surface. Many artists still use this in their work today, and I think it’s really beautiful.
I used the basic outline of a photo, but she came from my imagination. I thought about making her face more gold. Instead I decided I wanted her complexion to be dark. Also, I like the way the gold and green flowers on the washi tape underneath the gold paint shows through.
Learning to draw portraits is definitely the most challenging thing I have attempted in my art journey. And I do love a challenge!
Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug. 😀