"Waiting For Spring"
“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.” Russ
Multi graphic montage with india ink, acrylic, gold leaf and hand blown gold dust on wrapped canvas 30" x 30" x 2.5"