ORIGINAL: Oil & Gold Foil
"Undercover Angel" 30" x 30"

Designer: Terry C Hall

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"Concealed behind her fedora, sunglasses, and shawl of colors is a mysterious woman seemingly floating in a whimsical orb of gold with textured skies."

One of the things I strive to do when designing a painting is to map out a way to infuse a few surprises for the viewer. In my plan for this piece, my idea was to use as little of the figure as possible. I began with a touch of realism in the model’s face and hat, then shifted into a stylized abstraction of her image. The whimsical use of color and texture on the shawl and sky above the gilded orb suggest a conceptual realm. In the end, all melts away into a lustrous circle of gold, intimating a concealed beauty wrapped in an enigma as she hovers in an imaginary world.

This piece was painted directly onto a panel that I had coated completely with gold foil. If you look at the details, you'll see glimpses of the gold foil peeking under the oil paint. This was a challenge because the foil created a very slick surface, so I had to paint her details in layers in order to opaque the paint enough to cover the foil in strategic areas.

"Undercover Angel" won the ART OF THE WEST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE through the American Women Artists 2021 National Online Juried Show "Lifting the Sky: Elevating the Works of American Women Artists". 


Oil and gold foil on 30" x 30" x 2" deep cradled panel in a modern gold & black floater frame with a .5" face, wired and ready to hang.

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