How lovely to sell a picture at the Hampshire Open Studios and get a photo…
I was looking to create something with an added dimension, I used modelling clay to create the relief outline of the leaves and decided to video the whole process, which my daughter thankfully has speeded up.
In all, its taken around 5 hours to produce, plus drying time, its been a long but thoroughly enjoyable process.
Here is my final video in the process, where I apply some sparkle and gold leaf to three of the leaves.
And the final result, hot off my desk:
In fact I enjoyed it so much, I then produce Maple leaf but with this one, I wanted to create a feeling of movement, so left some of the gold leaf in place.