After painting Yma Sumac's portrait in watercolor, I add a few dabs of gold leaf glue to her headdress and necklace.
My favorite part, gently brushing away the delicate gold leaf to reveal the adornments.
I usually hunt for antique frames and paint the painting for the frame, as I did here for Yma Sumac. There will be one more of my newest pieces up at the Women Icons show at the Mini Gallery, (it's a secret). The opening is Thursday June 27th, 6-10pm. I am very excited to be exhibiting alongside some of my favorite artists at this group show and would be delighted to see you there!