Ballerina On Pointe, 24k Gold Leaf, Ballet Shoes Painting, Framed Artwork, Art - On Sale

Artist's description:This painting is based on the fabulous Mikaela Maree Stewart who dances professionally in San Diego. I wanted the gold leaf to throw the painting into relief. Gold leaf used to be used in the paintings of icons, and this is the first of a series I will be creating using golf leaf gilding. Be aware when buying this that you will need to hang it carefully as the gold is very reflective and the lighting must be correct for the painting to be appreciated. I've tried to show this in the photos. The gold is applied with special gilding glue, and tries textured not smooth.I was very drawn by the angles Mikaela creates with her feet and have painted three works based on this composition.The painting itself it framed in a painted wood frame, custom made for this artwork. Its broken gold/black with a cold rim. The artwork was created using artist quality oils on MDF board and comes without glass- which allows the paint to breath and remain healthy.What is Gold Leaf?Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets by goldbeating and is often used for gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. The most commonly used gold is 22-karat yellow gold, the gold in this artwork is 24.Materials used:Artist Quality Oil Paintings, MDF Board, FramedDetails Oil on canvas board One of a kind artwork Size: 38 x 47 x 3 cm (framed) / 19.99 x 30 x 0.3 cm (unframed) Signed on the front

Ol’ Blues Eye and bossa nova: Music has always been a family affair for the irresistibly swinging guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, who came up playing with his father, 91-year-old jazz guitar great Bucky Pizzarelli, and his brother, bassist Martin Pizzarelli. A series of Bay Area dates mark the release of Pizzarelli’s beautiful new album “Sinatra & Jobim @ 50,” a project paying tribute to the classic 1967 encounter between American popular song’s nonpareil interpreter and Brazil’s greatest songwriter. He’s joined by a stellar six-piece band that features his wife, the great singer Jessica Molaskey (who just released an impressive album of songs by Joni Mitchell), and their daughter Maddie Pizzarelli on backup vocals and guitar. Details: 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at Yoshi’s, Oakland; $29-$69; 510-238-9200,; 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz; $32-$37; 831-427-2227,— Andrew Gilbert, Corresponden.

2 shows by OneRepublic: OneRepublic made its mark with its very first album, “Dreaming Out Loud,” which was propelled by the single “Apologize” to platinum status, Since then, ballerina on pointe, 24k gold leaf, ballet shoes painting, framed artwork, art the Colorado pop-rock act has notched such hits as the worldwide smash “Counting Stars.” OneRepublic is on the road in support of its fourth studio album, “Oh My My,” and has two Bay Area concerts this weekend, Fitz and the Tantrums (the dance-pop act behind such hits as “HandClap” and “The Walker”) and James Arthur are also on the bill, Details: 7 p.m, Saturday at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View; $36-$156; 7 p.m, Aug, 27 at Concord Pavilion; $36.50-$146.50;— Jim Harrington, Staff..

Petty’s got plenty to pick from: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, in recognition of millions of albums sold, countless gigs played and a deeep catalog of great songs. The band, which is responsible for such classic cuts as “American Girl” and “Breakdown,” was solid when it headlined the BottleRock Napa Valley festival back in May. So our advice is to not miss Petty and crew during their Northern California run. Details: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley; $49.50-$199.50;— Jim Harrington, Staff.

Festival roundup — art, chocolate, tacos and more: As the traditional end of summer nears, ballerina on pointe, 24k gold leaf, ballet shoes painting, framed artwork, art the festival action increases, In Palo Alto, the two-day Festival of the Arts will bring artisans and Italian street painters to University Avenue, 10 a.m, to 6 p.m, Aug, 26-27 (free;, Berkeley’s Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival will take over the city’s Gourmet Ghetto area from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m, Aug, 27 (free; www.anotherbullwinkelshow), And in Santa Cruz, it’s the Taco & Tequila Festival, which runs from 11 a.m, to 6 p.m, Aug, 26-27 at San Lorenzo Park ($10 admission;— Linda Zavoral, Staff..

Feeling the loving spirit with AgapéSoul: After earning his strips with R&B heavyweights such as Tower of Power, Zigaboo Modeliste, Booker T. Jones and Ledisi, San Francisco bassist, vocalist, songwriter and producer Darryl Anders made his mark as a bandleader with AgapéSoul and the 2012 album “Believe in Love.” He’s getting ready to release a follow-up and is playing around the region with his deep-in-the-pocket combo featuring guitarist Cam Perridge, drummer Aaron Green, keyboardist George Epps, and powerhouse vocalist Zoe Ellis, who’s performed in some of the area’s best-loved bands, from SoVoSo to the Mo’Fessionals. Details: 8 p.m. Aug. 26; Impulse Room, Walnut Creek; $18; 925-476-5040,— Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent.

Love and astronomy: Get starstuck at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley while gazing at the “Constellations.” This unconventional drama, a romance between a beekeeper and a cosmologist, explores the infinite possibilities of the “boy meets girl” paradigm in its regional premiere, Directed by Robert Kelley, the stellar drama opens ballerina on pointe, 24k gold leaf, ballet shoes painting, framed artwork, art Aug, 26 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Details: Through Sept, 17; $40-$100; 650-463-1960,— Karen D’Souza, Staff..

SV Pride hosts parade, festival: The South Bay’s LGBT community will celebrate Silicon Valley Pride with a parade bookended by two festivals this weekend. Kicking off the events will be a night festival from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 26 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. Sunday’s parade will get under way at 10 a.m. at Market and St. John streets and make its way over to Cesar Chavez Park, where the second festival will run from noon to 6 p.m. Details: Admission to the festivals is $5 cash, $6 credit card at the gate. Schedule, details:— Linda Zavoral, Staff.

A rising star on the vibes: Warren Wolf has been immersed in music since he was ballerina on pointe, 24k gold leaf, ballet shoes painting, framed artwork, art 3 years old, He fell in love with jazz and the vibraphone while in high school and became an in-demand session musician not long after graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music, jamming with the likes of Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis and Esperanza Spalding, He released his fifth album, “Convergence,” last year and is touring in a quintet featuring Venezuelan pianist Edward Simon and saxophonist Tia Fuller, The tour stops at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center on Aug, 26 for two shows, Details: 5 and 8 p.m.; $40; 925-943-7469,— Randy McMullen, Staff..

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