It is also kind of funny that I used a random photo reference of a brunette with a hair bun to get an idea of where to put the shadows on the back. Then after a while I noticed that I kind of had been painting no one else but myself instead...
Further, I made a little video to show the golden reflections, you can see it under my instagram account :)
I have been thinking about doing gold paintings for quite a while now and I got some gold leaf for my birthday. I haven't tried the gold leaf yet though, because it takes quite a lot of time to apply it. BUT I went to this big art store yesterday (Boesner) and there I found some gold oil painting tubes. I really wanted to test it so I made this acrylic sketch on paper and covered the hair with golden oil. When you look at the painting in different lights, you get these interesting metallic reflections.
Close to Årjäng in the deep Swedish forests you will find an abandoned classic car cemetery. Nature is taking over the corroded carouses and trees are growing in and out of what once were leather seats and windows. The mix between the sharp metal pieces and the soft shapes of the branches is extremely fascinating.
I can´t stop thinking that this cemetery is so much beauty gone to waste. What wouldn't these cars have been worth today if someone had repaired and cared for them?
This cemetery must be one of the first signs of the cash-and-trash mentality people have nowadays. It is so damn hard but we should try to stop throwing things away. In Germany, one of the most popular terms at the moment is "up cycling" - which means taking something old and recycling it into something even greater than it was before. We can learn from them :)
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