Metal leaf

I learned how to use metal leaf by a sculpturist who used in his work.

I started using the metal on canvas as a base layer before painting. First i paint the canvas with a colour of my choice,then a layer of glue, finally the metal leaf is applied.

Presently most of my paintings has some metal leaf either in them. I find the metal adds a luster and depth to the final piece and it is very rewarding to work with.


Spotted eagle ray. Metal leaf in silver on a deep edged canvans with acrylic painting, 50×50 cm
Starfish on variegated gold, deepedged canvas, 20×20, sold
Jellyfish, acrylic on variegated metal leaf, 30×30, for sale
Three hearts, acrylic on variegated gold leaf, 40×40, sold
Happy dolphins, acrylic on variegated gold leaf, 30×60 cm, for sale