Archive for January, 2014

gold leaf, sculpture frame, finish elements I am having some fun, kicking off 2014 production, by creating sculptural frames that integrate with a painting. It takes me back to my roots as a Project Designer, developing one of a kind artwork and signage features.

Here is an “in progress” on the “element” series being produced for Mclarry Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe. This multi level sculpture frame is a mix of various finish elements; a rustic black rub backer board, gold leaf finials which will float and support a mahogany frame.  Within the frame there will be additional gold leaf detailing behind the painting.  The painting panel “floats” within the display.  This is the beginning phases of the construction of an “element “.

The finials have been cut and primed.  Gold Leaf Size is applied and allowed to cure.  The finial is then wrapped in gold leaf and burnished.  Additional proprietary finishes are applied to seal the leaf, and further the luster.

Gold leaf can be applied to almost anything.  I have coached women’s lacrosse for 15 years.  At our awards night, the trophies we hand out are gold-leafed lacrosse balls –    I call them “Goldies”.  Gold leafing is a relative easy thing to learn how to do.  You will see the wonderful detail that it will add to this sculptural artwork when it is completed.  Hope you enjoy seeing some of  the process…