Metal Leaf Mania

Oct 16, 2022

Good afternoon! Is it still Sunday? This is coming to you a little late, because Robert and I tried to learn how to do a video for you. It was easier than I thought to make it. Here are the results!

If you enjoyed this video, please consider sharing! : )

Here are two paintings only offered to you until next Sunday! This exclusive is to thank you for looking in each week. This email membership has been a wonderful way to connect with like-minded art lovers and share my painting practice. I am enjoying it so much, and hope you do too. It makes email fun again! : ) Please contact me directly if you would like to add one to your collection. Thank you.

Marsh on Gold Leaf, 3x12in, oil,
Marsh on Copper Leaf, 3×12, oil,
This what the sides look like. Metal-leaf gallery wrap acts like a visual frame.
This one is 3/4 inch. Gold one is 1 1/2 inch.

Here is a longer video showing – in real time – how I apply the metal leaf to the cradled panel.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the process and any subject matter ideas.
I am currently working on fall leaves and a waterfall.

Thank you very sincerely for your interest,


Indicates that the painting has been collected. : )


  1. Tina on October 16, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the video!! You did a great job. I had no idea you handmade the foil. Great info. Keep these coming!!

  2. Roxanne on October 16, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Candles, stars , holly are some of the images I see.
    Loved the explanation of how you prepared the surface.

  3. Robert McNinch on October 16, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome video !

  4. Elaine on October 16, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Awesome video! I love learning about new techniques. I think an old time Christmas tree in front of a fire place would be nice .

  5. Jane Brailsford on October 16, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Good job!

  6. Maggie Woodruff. on October 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    That was such fun to watch. Very interesting too. You did a great job, no surprise there. Thanks for doing this.

  7. Ann Fosberry on October 16, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Great job with the Gold Leaf! And the video!! Perhaps a nativity scene, a Manger or angel! Or an ornament!

  8. Pam on October 17, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Wow…you made it look easy…pretty sure it’s not. Love how excited you are with the new gold leaf…the enthusiasm is infectious!
    Since you’re going for the holidays… I can picture an ornate, old fashioned little plate of Xmas cookies (gingerbread man?) with a glass of milk – maybe a little holly…candle light source…but…I’m pretty hungry right now 😉 (you can tell my old advertising & promotion past life is my influence-lol)
    Can’t wait to see your solution ❤️

  9. Virginia on October 17, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Marvelous, Michel !!!!
    I can see a whole series of these as a holiday set. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
    And you are obviously enjoying yourself! Love it!

  10. Dianne Meadow on October 17, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Great job!!

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