There is no sugar coating this… Water Gilding Gold Leaf was extremely difficult for me to learn. There are so many variables and stages.This project was the first time I’ve used traditional water gilding techniques. The learning curve was very steep. I learned so much through the process, and I’m looking forward to my next water gilding project. This Time-lapse was shot over March and April 2021. The Music was written by my good friend, the talented Tim Frost (links below).
The next video will be coming out soon. It will be on the oil painting process.
Thanks for following along with this piece over the last few years. It has been nice taking the time to get it right. I hope you enjoy it.
This Video is the second in a series. view the first video here.
In February 2020, as the world shut down, due to the pandemic, I decided to learn how to carve. I purposed to go out side each day and spend a few ours carving. This video was filmed from February 2020 – July 2020. This piece made me fall in love with carving. It was hard exhausting work. I was lucky if i could get in anymore than 3 hours a day. Most days I felt like the carving would never turnout right, Little by little the relief came together.
The music is “L’abandon” by Alexandre Desplat from the movie, “Coco avant Chanel”. I highly recommend this album.
This year so far has been a pretty strange one (under statement I know 🙃). When Quarantine started, I took a massive break from all social media. I’m currently still on that break. Not sure when or if I will go back. It’s been a super refreshing time, which made me realize life has been whole lot better without it. I’ve mainly been spending my days painting and carving. Yes carving… haha over the last few 5-6 months I’ve been carving a little bit a day. I’ve really enjoyed it. Two weeks ago I finished carving the relief of the, “The Day Boy and Night Girl“. I’m currently preparing the wood for gilding and to be oil painted. I filmed a timelapse of the carving that I will post when the video is done. My computer is painfully slow (I’m trying to save up for a new one) so I can’t promise the video will be up anytime soon. And though I’m taking a social media break I’m not taking a break from people 😉 So, please comment or dm me below. I love hearing from you. I hope you are doing well and thank you for your support.
I started this piece 2018 with a really raw thumbnail sketch (see below). A few months later I tried to develop the concept more for a few weeks and felt like I didn’t have the skills to pull the drawing off. Fast forward to the start of this month, I finally felt up to the task. This piece is inspired by the 1882 fairy tale novel “The Day Boy & Night Girl” by George MacDonald. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. It is one the most magical stories. I loved the idea of depicting moment of when day crosses over into the night. I had such a clear picture of what i wanted, so I kept redrawing this piece till it felt right. I’m planning on carving a relief/oil painting of this piece. I really hope you like it.
I created a limited edition print of the piece. If You’re interested click here to check it out. 😉