Patina Women - Karen Petty artist in Laguna

Patina Women

Patina is a thin layer of corrosion, usually brown or green, that appears on copper or copper alloys, such as bronze, as a result of natural or artificial oxidation. These works are called ‘Patina Women’ because I primed my surfaces with paint that had copper alloy in it and then threw acid at it to artifically patina the surface.

Each of the sides are painted with geometric “Klimtesque” design work and some of them took longer than the front image to produce, making each one impossible to reproduce completely.

(Thanks dad for making the masonite canvasses for me ~ I Love You!)

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