The Ancient Gold

Collection of Mixed Media Techniques inspired by the Magic of Antiquity.

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"There is gold everywhere, most people are not trained to see it." Robert Kiyosaki.


In all times people were fascinated by the hypnotic power and energy of gold and gems and many cultures connected them with immortality, divinity and purity.
But what really fascinates me is that the beauty has no age and what was beautiful thousands of years ago still makes our eyes happy and brings us a sense of immortality.

I was so inspired by these magic materials and styles so I’ve decided to create my own mixed media version of ancient golden arts and then I’ve created a course in which I offer to dive into the magic of antiquity.

I hope that this course will motivate you to explore different styles and historical facts and it will l be more than just collection of techniques and inspiration but also a source of new knowledge of historical aspects and ancient artistic styles.


• I will show you how to create a texture of aged stone, gold and rusty metal.

• We will add green glass accents just like ancient artists used emeralds and green sapphires in their jewelries and ornaments.

• We will become a light seekers and will create assemblage with beautiful objects that capture the light like glass, quartz, sea glass, crystals, glass pebbles, glass beads and gems. These beautiful and inspiring materials will allow you to fully reveal your creative gift and resources.

• And much much more!


I have listed the supplies I used throughout the class here, but I want to note that you could use any brand and I don’t insist on any specific product. The supplies you have on hand will be absolutely perfect.

Here is what I used in the course:


• Golden Heavy Gel Gloss
• Liquitex Gloss Varnish
• Golden Light Modeling Paste


• Golden High Flow Iridescent Pearl Acrylic
• DecoArt Deep Midnight Blue Acrylic
• DecoArt Rich Espresso Acrylic
DecoArt Festive Green
• Black Acrylic
• Daler-Rowney Ink Flame Orange


As for the “mosaic” part you have there is a huge variety of objects to use and it could be glass pebbles, any part of broken jewelries, pieces of glass, quartz, pyrites, sea glass, Swarovski crystals, found objects, drift wood, rusty metal parts etc. Here are some ideas for you:

• Iridescent paillets
• Sea Glass
• Pyrites
• Green Glass Marble Gemstone
• Assorted Glass Pebbles


• Gold Leaf (imitation)
• Pebeo Gilding Paste


• Small canvas or wooden board
• Card Board
• Palette knives
• Flat and Regular Brushes
• Regular White Flour

Your Instructor

Maria Grossbaum
Maria Grossbaum
My work as an artist comes from a close observation and from my admiration of nature. Colors, forms, textures of trees, flowers, shrubs and landscapes in their natural state have always been the inspiration for me to express the beauty of life.
My paintings is the creation of opposites in a variety of rhythms and textures.
I combine different materials in order to overcome the challenge of achieving harmony and unity in my work. Some of my paintings are highly textured and have imbedded objects.
I explore this fine line of ambiguity between pure abstraction and implied realism through the process of layering color and organic texture. My objective is to evoke a sensation or memory in the viewer, of a place remembered or imagined, without literal reference to landscape.

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