Paintings: Midas

5 x 7"
Acrylic on canvas board

Everywhere the glint of gold.

I've long loved the look of kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing ceramics with lacquer mixed with precious metals. This method highlights any breaks, thus honoring the history of an object. I've also long loved the look of gilding in paintings but have always been rather... iffy on trying it for myself. Since I certainly have paint where I lack gold leaf, I decided to paint in my gold the old-fashioned way!

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