Gate of Gold
In this textured acrylic painting on stretched canvas I painted deep, rich colours in two places, allowing the paint to drip and run down. There are a lot of layers but I wanted to contrast the rich colours with more subdued areas, so almost painted over in places, just allowing some hints of colours to peep through from underneath. Once I had painted out, I was left with two pillars of colour. The richness and depth of the colours reminded me of royalty, wealth, opulence and because the two pillars needed to be connected in some way, a gate seemed like the ideal choice.
Dimensions: 51 x 51 cm