|14 × 16 in
Magic Tree is painted with a combination of water-based opaque paint with opalescent pigments to enhance the deep blue hues and create shimmery effects of the background sky. Multiple layers of paint and glazes add texture and dimension. Some Gold Leaf enhancements highlight the talisman keys hanging from the tree limbs. The sculptural elements of the island are made from real-life botanical elements – bark, reindeer moss, seeds, flower petals and semi-precious turquois and agate stones. The island is lacquered to preserve the colors of the botanical items.