Harriet Green from
Totton, Southampton is a self taught decorative painter,
she ran a paint workshop in the New forest area of
England for almost 6 years where she hand painted and
She has been using
imitation gold leaf to create gold leaf paintings in a
number of different ways to produce her own style of gold
leaf painting. She is a great admirer of Prof Agostino
Dessi the Florentine mask maker and she has used
imitation gold leaf to produce her own gold leaf
paintings. Harriet applies various lacquers and varnishes
to seal her work, so tarnishing of the leaf is never a
Harriet also works with large
panels covered in imitation gold leaf. On the left is a
picture of one of her large panels. It is quite
straightforward to make these large panels, and they lend
such ambience to a room.
Here is another example of her work, details
taken from a series of her work entitled
She can be
reached by email at Harriet Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Xany Rudoff is a Los Angeles-based
artist, a self proclaimed "Visionaire Extraordinaire" who
produces gold leaf paintings, but has dabbled in acting,
interior design, wardrobe styling, and modeling.
Born in Pasadena to an artist mother and
art historian father, Rudoff moved with her family to the
desert expanse of Apple Valley, CA, a site that would be
crucial for her artistic development.
In the wide, empty nothingness of the
desert landscape, there were no limitations to Rudoff’s
imagining, and upon returning to Los Angeles proper to get
her B.A. in fine arts at the University of California, Los
Angeles, she was able to see the city and the art world from
This sort of perspective is what has
driven her to remain independent, outside of the gallery
system, and to advocate for artists’ right to receive
royalties for the resale of their works.
Her upcoming show at the Chateau Marmont
in Hollywood will showcase LP covers that have been
transformed into religious art objects of the present.
In these works, Rudoff explores the idea
of the iconic by using found albums — David Bowie, Debbie
Harry, The Beatles — that feature images that are themselves
iconic and borrowing the visual language of religious gold
leaf paintings to push this idea even further.
In a process that mimics the making
of Renaissance icons, Rudoff applies gold leaf to the
album’s surface, followed by paint and lacquer.
The result is breathtaking work that
luminesces with the burnished luster of a church fresco, but
is intimate and personal in size and image: rock ’n’ roll
icons made magnificent in a work that is at once
transcendent and familiar — a gold leaf painting the size of
an LP that can be held in one’s hands, transformed into an
exultant and exuberant example of modern-day devotion.
You can view more of Xany's work and
contact her here.
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