Jean-Marc BrugeilleS

Gold Leaf

GOLD LEAF TECHNIQUES

 

Brugeilles uses 22 carat gold leaf in many of his paintings.  To prepare the painting, he first adds gum shellac to the area where the gold leaf will be applied.  Then, he uses a special glue to bond the gold leaf to the painting.  After the gold leaf and glue are dried, he burnishes the area with a smooth stone to bring out its brilliance.