"Waiting For Spring"
“Waiting for Spring is what we do in Maine and although I love all the seasons Spring seems as if it is the longest to arrive especially this year when it snowed on May 9th. 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
The close up image of the girl "Waiting for Spring" in her beautiful gold leaf and gold dust dress.
Multi graphic montage with india ink, acrylic, gold leaf and hand blown gold dust on wrapped canvas 30" x 30" x 2.5"