Gold leaf is a 24 x 48 inch mixed medium painting done from a photo I took of a sidewalk on our Hawaiian vacation. The material is a lava rock gel that I mixed and applied to the canvas. I did a cut out of leaves and then covered them with gold leaf. I made sure to have very warm shadows to offset the brilliance of the leaves. It's important when composing a piece to balance warm and cool tones to create visual continuity.
August 1, 2018