El Dorado - the city of gold

El Dorado is an abstracted landscape of the mythical city of gold sought by the early Spanish explorers. Acrylic gel and gel with pumice were added by palette knife to create textures. Some areas were carved and scratched to create items of interest. The resulting surface was then colored with acrylic paint. Mountains, skies, streams, canyons, mesas, pueblos and ladders can be found with some imagination. Gold paint has been added to the surface in a number of places to reflect the light giving a glimmer of the treasure that the explorers sought.

El Dorado

24" x 32" Acrylic on wood


Gold City