Golden girl

Well hello, I’ve missed you!

Life has got in the way this last year, my ‘new’ job as a secondary school art technician has proved to be everything I’d hoped and more. The flip side is that although I’ve continued to make art, blogging has fallen by the wayside.

I’m hoping to redress the balance in 2019, to post on a more regular basis, and catch up with old blogging friends again.

To get the ball rolling, here’s a mixed media picture I did way back in the spring. It came initially out of a concept of using gold leaf with watercolour. The results were not entirely as expected, and the collage element of the girl’s dress came as a surprise, but I felt it fitted somehow with the renegade nature of the experiment. (The source of the patterned paper was a bag I’d saved, thinking it might come in handy sometime. For once I was right!) The salt treatment on the background didn’t quite work as hoped – I suspect that the paint was a bit too dry by the time I sprinkled it. All in all, it’s a strange picture, and I’m not sure what I think about it, even now that some months have passed. I do like the crispness of the profile though.

Golden girl ink & collage

What I do know is that if I were to do this again, I’d be much more careful about where I applied the glue for the gold leaf. Although I stroked in downwards motions, the leaf seems to have its own ideas about where to stick!

14 thoughts on “Golden girl

  1. Hiyaaa! 🙂 Great to see you back, and I hope you’re having a good Christmas.

    She certainly glows against the background – and there’s clearly potential in the gold leaf to enhance that effect, even if it played up a little this time. I really like the dress, too. Lots to love here!


    • Hello Jacob! Fab thank you, time to breathe and think of WordPress. 🙂 How about you? Thanks for the lovely comments, and yes the gold leaf does intrigue me… I’m sure I’ll come back to it. In the meantime I think will be spending some time catching up on a little of what I’ve missed from the blogs… see you soon! 😉

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  2. Hi Rebecca, always a delight to see your art! 😃 I like how the gold leaf gives your gal a little bling! 💕💗
    I understand how life can get in the way of blogging… I think it is much more important to create art! Glad to hear you are enjoying your job! 😁

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