Recently I completed this large abstract. I had quite a “conversation” with this piece and I enjoyed it so much that it was hard to stop and say “FINISHED”! But alas here it is and I’ll share with you some of the details and process.
Giving a piece a name is always fun and challenging but the title “Volcanic Activity” seemed appropriate in part by it’s shapes and the chemical reactions that took place. It measures 34″ high X 72″ long and would look fabulous over a sofa, buffet or bed.
My husband had been urging me to do some pieces with copper leaf so I finally indulged him and tried it out. What’s unique about copper vs. gold or silver is that you can create some really fun patinas. I used the fabulous products that Modern Masters offers to create the verdigris.
In addition to copper leaf which you will see applied later, I also used Modern Master’s copper paint before applying the chemical patina.
You can see in this short clip how the chemical is reacting to the paint. Isn’t it magical!
One of my favorite unexpected details of how the chemical reacted with the layers of paint.
In this clip you can see how I lay the copper leaf in another area on the piece.
This piece is available. Please contact me, Allison Cosmos with any questions you may have.