Framed in black: 50 x 62 x 2 in.
"Following an artistic urge to try something new is always exciting to me. That’s what I did with this piece.
With large canvases I use an acrylic wash and an acrylic drawing under my oil painting. This canvas was huge, so that was the plan… until it wasn’t. I was so caught up in the acrylics that I just kept going with them layer after layer, glaze after glaze. It really surprised me that it was almost finished and I was still working in acrylic. Then I added the 24 karat gold leaf and it was finished! That’s what’s so energizing about trying new techniques - going down the side streets and seeing where you end up." - Karen Hewitt Hagan