Thursday, August 18, 2016

Antique Copper Kettle

6x6" oil on Gessobord panel (Click to view larger.)

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Painting copper: This was fun to paint. I learned that it really only takes a little burnt sienna to bring out the coppery tones. Of course, there are other colors but this seems to be the key hue. I love the shape of this kettle. I have a stainless steel one that is almost the same shape. I wanted copper, but it won't work on my cooktop.

Signature: Still struggling with the signature blues, but I managed to sign my entire first name, which is harder than it looks. Writing with a paint brush in oil paint is extremely difficult; entire articles (maybe books--ha, ha) have been written about it. I have an unusual first name so I would rather use this than my initials. I'm going to try this from now on and see how it works. I can print capitals more easily than lower case letters but it looks bad, so I'm mixing them.

4 comments:

  1. Love it ...you just keep getting better and better. Love the new signature too.

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  2. You may be struggling with your signature on your paintings but I think your old bronze tea kettle looks like the real deal!

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  3. Thank you. It's hanging in a lovely NY bed and breakfast now--the perfect setting for it. Your house is good luck for my art.

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  4. Pack your paints and easel...you are welcome to paint in or paint my house anytime!
    Love, Lynn

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