Leo E. Osborne: Springtime Ritual 28X24
This brilliant painting depicts two Sandhill Cranes engaged in their mating dance ritual amidst a shower of falling blossoms. Leo E. Osborne used the seed pods of Oriental poppies to create the blossom pattern. Acrylusion on gold leaf is Leo's signature technique, combining acrylic paint in washes over a gilded panel or canvas. He then applies a solution that causes a reaction, leading to variations in texture and visual impact, which he plays with until satisfied with the work.