|© Jody Meese 2015|
Bristol board, gouache, 23k gold leaf,
Finetec 'Evening Gold', Moon Palace Sumi Ink
This one was hard to photograph, but the colors are pretty true in the scan above. It was a commission to be given as a gift to a recent veterinary school graduate, to hang in her new office.
The gold is tooled with the traditional pattern that I think of as curled fern fronds.
I wanted the animals to be subtle, so I "hid" them in the border. Best of luck to the newly-minted veterinarian!