This short video shows me applying gold leaf to one small hand-painted circle in the middle of a large canvas in my studio.
This interview and virtual studio visit with Kim Depole was recorded on IGTV live on December 4th, 2020.
In the video Kim and I take a quick tour of the studio and then … “Art Cafe Talk with Kim Depole”
After working on Omega for three years, I got pretty familiar with seeing the painting in my skylit Brooklyn studio. So when the time to ship the painting out for it’s first showing came, I felt a little anxiety about how it would read in a different space, with different lighting, and to different eyes.
Here’s the full 3+ minute video of me painting the signature on a new commissioned painting. Like many of the marks in each painting, the brushstrokes here required more than one layer. This clip shows the final pass with gold paint harmonizing these eight letters with a gold-toned canvas.
I’ve been working on this color saturated larger painting for a few months. The scale makes the mood-lifting color bath that much better. It’s some real studio color therapy.