Goldfinches 36 x 36
This painting measures 36 x 36 with a 2.25 inch gold-leafed edge. I begin with graphite drawing on the wood surface, adding multiple layers of oil paint, washes, glazes, and metal-leaf. Each of my paintings has about 30 layers.
"Goldfinches" has been a long standing series for me. Originally inspired by goldfinches in my own garden, I create a large visual field of birds arranged to evoke the rhythm and patterns in nature.