A Sun Will Always Sing: The Swedish Forest
Joy Lynn Davis’ new series of paintings illuminates the beauty and magic of the forests in the Lake Mälaren area of Central Sweden. The paintings combine layers of 23 karat gold and acrylic paint on linen, and are from the artist’s own photographs taken in autumn on Adelsö and surrounding islands. Because of the significant amount of gold used, the colors and feeling of depth change as the light on the paintings changes. You can see this phenomenon in the first two slides.
Sereral additional paintings in this series are currently in progress. A series depicting the forests in winter using silver leaf is also forthcoming. These paintings will be for sale.