WIP – gold, silver and copper forest





My grandma worked a lot on metal leaf (oil on gold and silver leaf)- often large scale screens, like this crane screen which is 6′ tall by 12′ long. I’ve always wanted to try it. Of course the stuff I’m using is the inexpensive composite metal – which is a good thing because it took me a long time and many ruined sheets before I got it to work they way I wanted it to. My squares are still really wonky – after working with this stuff I can appreciate how much work my grandma put into the preparation for the background of her screens. And my piece is only 11″ x 16″.