Tuesday, 2 February 2010


I love gold leaf: the way it reflects light, but also how it creates darkness. When you paint on it, the contrast between matt colours and shine is striking.

Today, I happened upon the work of Jackie Morris, a British artist who uses gold leaf and watercolour, a combination that in my inexperience I have not often seen. This marriage creates rich images stamped with fragility, as if the artist had caught an evanescent moment in a golden veil.  

  Jackie Morris, Art and Soul
Jackie Morris, Three Hares

Jackie Morris, Mute Swan 

Jackie Morris, Long Ears, Swift Foot and Woodcat

Jackie Morris, Gold Finch

Jackie Morris, Two Swans

To see more of Jackie Morris' work, I invite you to visit her website,  

No comments:

Post a Comment