|"Precious Moments" - 16" x 20" x 1.5" - mixed media on canvas|
So I grabbed some Golden's Iridescent Gold (Fine) and painted the textured leaves and a few accent areas. The result is quite beautiful, if I do say so myself. It's really hard to capture the glistening leaves without distorting the rest of the painting, but I assure you they do shimmer brightly. I had always shied away from using metallic paints, thinking they were more of a novelty item. But with this challenge and all of the redo's, I think I'm beginning to change my mind!