37x29cm mixed media on 300gsm paper, unframed. In the mid 1890's my Great Grandfather, Alexander Morrison left the shores of bonny Aberdeen in Scotland. A pioneer, he sailed across treacherous oceans to Australia in search of gold and a new beginning. His heart was full of hope, trepidation and I would imagine, a certain amount of fear! Stories of my grandfather inspired my new series of Ocean Alchemy paintings. Incorporating the colours and rhythms of the ocean, gold and using the concepts of Kintsugi, that is hope and healing, I have created this new technique featuring imitation gold leaf, layers of watercolours, inks, acrylics and ground natural pigments. Fibres and charcoal pigments create an intriguing texture in the first layers. It has a double chromatic effect which changes with the direction of light. I can mount this onto canvas with a natural wood box frame, upon request at an extra cost. No need for glass as painting is varnished.
Ocean Alchemy 1