I use whatever metals I can find, and I consider myself both an artist and eco-friendly recycler.
Breathtaking natural beauty of Brazil is defined in Brazilian Waterfall. The original acrylic painting was created within the OCEANS series by Julia Ross, to showcase the beauty our oceans bring to villages across the world. Layers of pastel color and metallic elements combine to relay a calm mist of water falling into a lagoon.
This tall, narrow canvas lent itself to the wonderful Palo Verde trees that I loved from Arizona and Marfa Texas. There is a bit of gauze fabric to give texture to the tree branches. I then played with sunlight and shadow in somewhat fanciful colors. Purple shadows for contrast with sunlight is a favorite for me.