Showing posts from July 13, 2014

Crazy for Copper!

In this week's Friday class we are working on a still life that includes a copper bowl, so I thought I would share some thoughts on painting copper! Last Tomato, pastel 12x16" 

There are so many wonderful colors in copper. Most obviously red-orange, orange, red, pink, blue and blue-green.  I used violet as well in this painting.

Here is another one by Jeffrey Hayes - click here for his blog.

What other colors do you see? Notice how the reflection of the white garlic is not white? 

Copper, unless it is highly polished is usually a low-luster metal.

A copper object will usually have...
blended shadows and highlightsa full range of values, determined by the light sourcediffused or obscured reflections Hope you are having fun playing with your pastels!
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