In my 'Iconic Pond' series I explored the idea of taking a landscape and making it into a literal icon, with gold leaf, in a Byzantine sort of way.  This painting further delves into that idea with metal leaf over a textured canvas, a layer of oil to tone the gold color just right, and then the oil landscape on top.  

The piece is acrylic, metal leaf, and oil on gallery wrapped canvas with finished light gray sides.  It comes ready to hang.

- Natalie George

Golden Pond

acrylic, metal leaf, oil on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Natalie George
Greensboro, North Carolina

Getting to Know Natalie

Natalie George has been an artist her entire life. A college semester in Italy introduced her to the tradition of realism. After mastering this classical style, she began to experiment with abstraction in her work. Natalie now paints heavily abstracted landscapes, combining unexpected colors to create interpretations of reflective bodies of water. Her work recalls both modernism and the gilded compositions of 20th Century Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. The artist’s process begins with visiting a location and shooting reference photographs, followed by sketches on paper, before finally turning to canvas. Natalie’s paintings reward the patient viewer, who will discover delicate horizon lines, trees, and fluid reflections within her hazy abstractions.