Hand screen printed and painted acrylic panel. To create an atmosphere of warmth and flickering light I screen printed multiple layers of fine gold paint before painting the olives, leaves and branches in white. The background is a thick layer of gold paint giving a rich reflective layer. The design was taken from brush drawings made while sitting in the branches of an ancient olive tree. I was entirely happy, at ease and at peace watching the light and shadows as the leaves murmured in the warm, gentle breeze. My idea was to recreate these feelings and my hope is that the resulting piece will transmit calm gentle happiness.
acrylic paint on acrylic panel