When I saw these paintings by Brad Kunkle my jaw dropped. They are so beautiful and seem nearly too perfect.

He used a mix of oil paints and gold leaf. The bits of real, metallic gold shimmer within the images. In an interview he says this about the gold leaf in his paintings:

“As one walks across a room or dims the lights, they are affecting the painting and the painting is affecting them.  The paintings become a living, breathing thing to me when the leaf is shifting and the oil is quiet.  The art literally becomes interactive and can give the work a supernatural quality.”

I love how the figures are completely encased in the leaves; they look something like water, or air made visible. His limited color palate gives the paintings a dreamlike, antique feeling.

This is truly romantic work…


Have a Lovely Tuesday,

Sarah from Design Flourishes

All images from Brad Kunkle’s website


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