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Stairway to Heaven

Gold pierces sunshine
on this stairway to heaven:
secret Shangri-La.
Haiku by Olga van Dijk 2010©

I added a cheese cloth for texture with Gesso.
It's wrapped around the top and left side (underneath) the painting. (2nd picture)
Then I added a couple of layers of (workable) medium gloss varnish
to smooth out the plies.
I cut some steps from archival matting paper.
When everything was totally dry, I spray painted this collage with gold paint.
Then I added different colors of copper paint for shading.
I love the effect!

Would this piece qualify for Nira's Challenge
(click here) "GET WILD"
on January 15, 2010!? !

Only if you've time,
click on the arrow to listen to
"STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN" by Apocalyptica:

Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland
consisting of three classically-trained cellists and a drummer.
Their specialty is heavy metal music on cellos,
though they also play classical music.


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Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
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Anonymous Guest (IP: 15 Sep 2014

SUPER piece of art....

John Cappello 15 Aug 2012

Incredible Good. Really Super Excellent Image !

Anonymous Guest (IP: 19 May 2010

Olga, I put this in my main powder room. I see it many times a day! It looks fabulous against the maroon colored wall :-)

Artist Reply: Hey Michele, that's WONDERFUL!! it will pop off your wall! --Love and Light, OLGA

vishalandra dakur 27 Apr 2010

Advancing the Abstract

Olga Paulescu 29 Jan 2010

You are trully talented and an incredible artist!! I am so inspired right now. I love to see different and new artistic things people come up with. This is just wonderful!! Love the gold! You could not have come up with a better color for this project! I absolutely LOVE!! it!!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you Olga.... What an inspiring comment this is! Wishing you a great Sunday. Love and Light, OLGA