ROSES

ROSES

Frank Castiglione's picture

Roses Look Right

Hi Nelson,
I like this piece a lot, but the roses really look good to me.I've seen tons of metal roses, but yours look right.
Frank


Paula's picture

agree with frank

you've done really well with your vase and roses! what is it made of? what is the color? amazing work!
Paula
Guthrie, MN


visitor's picture

Thanks Paula and Frank. The

Thanks Paula and Frank. The leaves,petals,and vegetation at the bottom, were forged in 1/8"-3/16"mild steel plate.The vase is 1mm sheet,and the look and color I accomplished it with a rather primitive but great tecnique: get copper paint and prepared 3 basic tones.One would be the pure Cu color,another a dark version adding some black,and one should be an intermediate tone. I guess this is called degrading of colors in art? Anyhow,now get your bare fingers and use them as brushes placing and mixing those 3 basic colors where you like (check natural light and shade areas to highlight only former with brighter tones).As you finger paint,you`ll be mixing them and get a nice flow of tones similar to what happens to a polished Cu piece after a week.Use circular motion mainly and wet your fingers in thinner once in a while to avoid paste up and drag marks. Hum, got to think about that huh!The nice thing is that you can have a finish that will remain at a stage you like(as opossed to real copper),and let me tell it`s neat!nelson


Paula's picture

finger painting works best

finger painting works best for blending.... great job! Who needs a brush! :)thumbs upthumbs up
Paula
Guthrie, MN


NELSON's picture

You`re right Paula,who needs

You`re right Paula,who needs a brush,my hands are all cut up,callused,wrinkled and you name it!not exactly office hands, but surgery gloves may work.In difficult places you`ll still need a little brush to help you along the way.I`m starting soon to work with real copper, must admit it gives some unbeatable tones. I did a littl leaf.Wow, my first little copper work.Hey,I do really love art.I`m not bragging.Love to see all the guys art.It`s a joy to enjoy!
Nelson.


Paula's picture

birds of a feather? ya, my

birds of a feather?

ya, my hands look pretty rough to...i don't care as long as i keep them working
Paula
Guthrie, MN


eligius1427's picture

Great work Nelson. The

Great work Nelson. The roses look very realistic and the finish very nice, it looks like actual copper. To think it was accomplished by finger painting is even better.

Jake