Thursday, September 15, 2011

Origami No. 2, Dove

This was a first for me! I have wanted to try adding gold leafing to a painting for a while and I finally tried it with this one. It is a delicate medium and I think I learned a lot from this experience for next time.  I have created this painting and the other I am in the process with (I guess it will be Origami No. 3 even though it was started first) for an upcoming show at the Halle Cultural Center here in Apex. I am so excited to be part of the spotlight gallery with a friend of mine, Emily Malpass. She was so sweet to ask me to be a part of her show and I am so flattered! Check out some of her amazing work here.

At the same time as this show is going on, there is another show at Halle which is called Oxidation. I am debating what pieces I will enter into that show. The one that is still in progress is most likely the better candidate according to the theme. Hopefully I will be finished with it in a day or two at the most. There are two other shows I plan to enter over the next two weeks if I can get the work finished. I will let you know if any of them turn into an acceptance!!


  1. This is beautiful. I am loving the origami series. The touches of gold leaf add so much depth to the background.

  2. Thanks so much!!! I have enjoyed painting them too. The gold leaf has been a lot of fun and a little challenging to work with (but in a good way!)