'NEAR ATHENS' (Sold)
is composed of three pieces of rag board.
The central, broad part is mixed media:
I used Derwent pencil over a raked acrylic surface.
There's some oil pastel in there, too.
The two vertical borders
are the same rag board wrapped
with copper foil on which I had drawn
freehand designs of stars and leaves.
To protect the copper from oxidation,
the surface is covered with 23 carat gold
or a mixture of acrylic, india ink
and flow medium.
It does that: flows down into the embossed designs.
I rubbed it down a bit to bring out
One night at my gallery,
I cut some stencils of
abstracted letter forms.
Used it here under some of the
frothed acrylic glazes.
That's more gold on copper on the right.
Artwork dimensions: 12 inches square.