F loating Gold
Art Nicole Baker; Typical of her serendipity style artist Nicole Baker creates ‘Floating Gold’ with pops of vivid colour, gold leaf and resin on Belgium linen canvas.
‘Floating Gold’ is a true reflection of artist Nicole Baker’s honed painting skills and inner creativity that has developed from years of creating and training.
In the studio, Nicole confidently paints with a colour palette and a range of brush techniques that are loud and subtle all in the one viewing. In one section of the painting ‘Floating Gold,’ blocked areas of Australian Skye Blue and Prussian Blue can be seen alongside placed painterly marks of fluorescent orange and lime. In another area light haphazard brush strokes dance with a mixture of blush pink and green tones.
Two glass coat resin pours have been added to the painted surface of the linen canvas and in between each layer, Mona’s Smile Gold Leaf has been placed. The Mona’s Smile gold leaf floats between the layers of resin and on top of the vivid colours as though it is suspended.
The longer the observer looks at this painting, the more they are drawn into its complexities. ‘Floating Gold’ plays tricks on the visual senses being a combination of juxtapositions, complex yet simple.
True to her signature mark-making style ‘Floating Gold’ is bright, energetic and fun.
“I read somewhere once that a child with a good imagination is more alert, happier and better able to cope with life. In this day and age what adult doesn’t want to embrace that mindset for their child? ‘Floating Gold’ can bring years of story-telling and wonder to your child’s space. Nicole Baker
What does the colour Gold symbolize?
The colour gold to some represents compassion, courage, love, magic and wisdom, to others, it is said to inspire knowledge. In feng shui golds are cheerful and welcoming.
‘Floating Gold’ has been created by artist Nicole Baker for the love of painting. It is both courageous and magical in its colour combinations and is the outcome of years of honed skills. It is a painting that is cheerful, welcoming and the hero piece of any room it is hung.
Art Nicole Baker – Styling ‘Floating Gold’
Work with subtle tones and soft furnishings, cushions, throws and rugs to highlight the softer side of this painting. Or bring out its boldness with firmer and stronger colours and fabrics such as navy blues and velvet finishes. ‘Floating Gold’ can embrace a room with white walls and a minimalistic feel or a space that has been styled with darker feature walls and well-placed furnishings. Or it can bring inspiration to a kid’s room as styling colour options are endless.
‘Floating Gold’ can be framed in a floating frame or the linen can be taken off the pine stretcher bars and mounted flat onto a panel.
’Floating Gold’ can be the conversation starter in a kitchen, living room, entrance or even in an office. It is a painting that is guaranteed to turn heads and have varied interpretations from any age group that observes it. Apart from being a great conversation starter, this painting is a killer interior piece. It speaks confidence, flamboyancy and sassiness just when you look at it.
‘Floating Gold’ is also a great painting to spark the imagination of kids and is perfect for a children’s bed, playroom or nursery.
“I read somewhere once that a child with a good imagination is more alert, happier and better able to cope with life. In this day and age what adult doesn’t want to embrace that mindset for their child? ‘Floating Gold’ can bring years of story-telling and wonder to your child’s space. I love hearing what children can see in the paintings I create, it is very insightful and each explanation is completely unique.” Artist Nicole Baker
Importantly you should invest in a piece of artwork that speaks to you. If you like abstracts, bold colours, clever use of compositions, great energy and paintings that take centre stage in your space – think ‘Floating Gold.’
Art Nicole Baker, ‘Floating Gold’ (100 x 100cm). Original artwork on large Belgium linen canvas, acrylic paint, gold leaf, oil stick and resin.