"The Bull"

8" x 10"
oil and gold foil leaf on gessoboard
Mary McEneely  ©  2011

Painting using gold leaf has been done for centuries. Using modern materials, this painting began with applying gold leaf foil onto Ampersand gessoboard. The gold leaf foil was then sealed and the painting began. The oil paint was applied over the gold leaf with some of the gold still peeking through the image of the bull. The piece was then varnished, protecting the entire piece. Here is how the painting looks framed:

This painting has been donated to The Children's Heart Foundation auction to be held in Winnetka, Illinois, in February, 2012.



6" x 6"
Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

A modern day Jean Valjean from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.