After watching the amazing movie “The Secret of Kells”, the idea for this piece hit me like a bolt of lightning. “What if I used metal leaf like paint to add movement to the water and the leaves – the sunlight dappling, changing, shifting like the light on the leafing?” I knew this had a potential to add another element to the painting, allowing me to more fully express the sense of awe we feel while secluded next to a stunning waterfall. I had to learn how to use metal leaf and get good enough to apply it smoothly by creating small 5 x 7 paintings of birds with metal leafing in them. That took about 2 years, then I kept working on the piece in small bursts over the next two years. Usually I finish a painting much faster, but this was one of those special pieces that took extra time and care in every session. I had to adjust for the variability of the metal leaf’s changing values, but the final effect adds motion and life that is impossible to show in a photo (I’ll try anyway by posting a couple of details from different angles). I am pleased with it and eager to do more of this experimentation with metal leaf.
PURCHASE THE ORIGINAL
Because this is such a large painting, in order to purchase the original, please contact me. The painting itself is $6000, for Oahu residents, I would prefer to be paid by check, and once the funds clear, delivery is included. Otherwise I would need to get a shipping quote for you and send an invoice for all off-island sales. You are welcome to ask for a quote with no obligation.
PURCHASE A PRINT
Giclees are available in the following sizes, and are shipped anywhere in the U.S. rolled in a tube, ready for any framer to stretch and/or frame. For a no-obligation quote on international shipping or for local pickup arrangements on Oahu, please contact me.
|Giclees (high quality prints) are available in the following sizes|
|30 x 48 inches… $720|
|15 x 24 inches… $180|
|10 x 16 inches … $80|