Paintings on Metal

Jill Nichols, oil painting on copper, Phi
Phi, oil on copper, 101″ x 48″, available. This is the original painting. A full scale metallic canvas print is installed on a curved wall in the Vatican Observatory that houses one of two telescopes. Located in Vatican City/Castel Gondolfo approximately 40 miles south of Rome,Italy. It was part of the complex that included the Pope’s summer residence, all of which has now been made into a museum.

These paintings are all painted various reclaimed metal substrates, including copper, aluminum and recycled steel lithographic plates. The hard surfaces allow for multiple layers of transparent paint to glow as the luminosity of the metal shines through.

The Flow series is a study of moving water and speaks to boundaries and unity. The clouds, soft ethereal vapors juxtaposed on the hard aluminum and copper surfaces.

Maria is named after the hurricane that devastated islands in the Caribbean and created a beautiful skyscape as the clouds swept over Connecticut.

Into the Mystic was my first painting on scrap copper, an experiment in creating on the patina and shiny metal surfaces.

Olana on a scrap of aluminum flashing brings us the hope of a rainbow.

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