"This Bird Can Sing"
“I begin with a drawing, most of the time a woman then overlaid on a background of textures that I have created and many times are combined with bits of photographs I have taken along the way in our travels. I then add layers of paint or india ink, sometimes adding silver leaf, gold leaf, copper leaf, or a spray of silver glitter and sometimes an additional layer of gold leaf. To several of the works I have added bits of inspiration from the painter Gustav Klimt but each painting itself is composed of many multiple layers created by myself.” In this painting I have added one of my birds, very much part of all our worlds." Russ
.Multi graphic montage with india ink and acrylic on wrapped canvas 30" x 30" x 2.5