Printmaking has ceased until October, and in theory this gives me the summer to concentrate on painting and drawing. Time, however, keeps running away from me! Here are six gold fairies though, which I hope will make enticing little pictures for visitors to Somerset Arts Weeks (or just passing people, in need of a picture!).
It’s been some years since I drew the last Gold Fairy, and they have always been popular. I love drawing the human form (even if I have to make it up – I just can’t seem to get the models to hover in mid air for me…), and the combination of pencil and gold leaf is just so simple and glamorous!
The wings of these fairies are a mixture of different kinds of leaf: 24K Pure gold, 23K red gold, 18K green gold and 22K ‘moon gold’ and palladium leaf. Palladium is very like platinum without the delusions of grandeur, and so is about the price 0f gold leaf.