|Layers of stencils from Artistcellar knocked back and homogenized with gesso, a simple ink outline, Derwent Inktense and a little collage.|
|Plenty of room for ruminating.|
The image is borrowed from Alfred Stieglitz's photo of his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe. It felt regal to me, her hands and fingers held just so. Especially those delicate fingers which created the intense images that have held me in awe since I was younger. Simply magic. Rather than use the spray on acrylic to seal the gold leaf (which isn't really gold leaf, but some cheaper gold stuff), I brushed on matte medium for protection. It dulled the shine a little, but I can live with the results ~ better than spraying noxious fumes in my home.
And then there are the ducklings . . .