This artwork was created from photos of a stone carving found on the side of this old home in Spain. My client had traveled there and took these photos of this stunning estate tucked away in a tiny town in Spain. Her family’s ancestors lived there, and likely commissioned the carving on that building. I was honored to be comissioned to create a work based on that history.
I used burnished gold leaf on the shield and then a mixture of raised white gold, copper and yellow gold on the design on the shield. I painted on 300lb hot pressed paper with ink and watercolor. This piece will hang in their new home as a celebration of the family’s history and their travels.