They have arrived and we want to share them with you!
Susan's dynamic pieces combine the layering of gold, silver or copper leaf with photography, drawing and painting and have beautiful resin surfaces that enhance the shimmering reflections of light.
No. 150 Acacia, 2009
Silver Leaf with Pigment Print, Oil Pastel, Oil Paint and Resin on Panel
36 x 36 inches
Eastern Redbud III, 2011
White gold leaf, pigment print, mica, oil pastel, acrylic, oil paint, resin on panel
36 x 36 inches
Paris- In November, 2011
Silver leaf with copper leaf, pigment print, oil pastel, acrylic & oil, resin on panel
30 x 30 inches
Paris- Luxembourg Gardens I, 2011
Silver leaf with pigment print, oil pastel, acrylic & oil, resin on panel
20.5 x 20.5 inches
Hachiya Persimmons, 2010
Oil, oil pastel, gold leaf, resin on panel
17 x 17 inches
Montecito Palms (triptych), 2010
white gold leaf with pigment print, oil pastel, oil, resin on panel
21 x 62 inches
Blue Heron II (diptych), 2010
silver leaf with pigment print, oil pastel, oil, resin on panel
21 x 41 inches
Here is what Susan says about her creation process:
"My work is inspired by the beauty I find in nature. I take lots of photographs of trees and some of these images are up in my studio where I paint. I've been creating resin mixed media paintings for the last three years. The possibilities are limitless and I plan to continue exploring these mixed mediums in my work.
My undergraduate degree is in printmaking and drawing while my master's degree is in painting.
These mixed media paintings combine my love of painting with various image making techniques. I've been working with digital imagery for the last seventeen years. My interest grew out of working with digital paint and rotoscope on special effects for feature films. I began working with gold and silver leaf seven years ago. I got inspired to work with leaf out of my appreciation for antique Chinese screens and my friendship with Robert Kushner. My mixed media paintings are a combination of old and new materials. The metallic powders and interference paints that I work with give my pieces an unpredictable radiance that varies according to the viewer's perspective. So as you walk by one of my pieces you will see the colors change similar to how colors change in nature based on; different times of day or how the wind modifies the effect of sunlight on leaves and branches."
Please contact the SFMOMA Artists Gallery if you'd like to view these or other pieces by Susan Goldsmith.