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Title: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Win on September 11, 2017, 07:13:45 AM
This is from a photo taken off pixabay.  It is unfinished and been shelved for the time being  :tongue:.   Watercolour gets me heated as its not very forgiving in my hands  :pullhair:  I battle to do the shading needed. any advice welcome.

Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 11, 2017, 08:41:50 AM
Win,

I kind of like it as is.  Looks like metal with a greenish patina and some pinkish light reflecting on it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: EmmaLee on September 11, 2017, 09:56:51 AM
I don't know a thing about watercolors and I haven't seen your reference photo, but I agree with Mea. Your metal statue looks good the way it is now.  :)
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Win on September 11, 2017, 10:03:49 AM
Awe Thanks Mea and Emma, The pinkish tinge is suppose to be rust Mea  :2funny: it is orangy in the actual drawing but my skills with the camera leave much to be desired  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Happychappy on September 11, 2017, 11:03:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Win, you have done an EXCELLENT job with the statue.  If it is of Mother Mary, you can see the pain in her face. I think it is a superb painting.  Patricia
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Win on September 11, 2017, 02:00:18 PM
Thank you Patricia for such a lovely comment.  :smitten:  . She does have a sad pained expression doesnt she, I guess it must be of  Mother Mary. 
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Happychappy on September 11, 2017, 03:37:51 PM
Win, the more I look at your painting the more I love it.  You have really done such a good job, your tonal values are stunning.  Patricia
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: KathyKuz on September 11, 2017, 04:59:36 PM
Win:  You have done a wonderful job on the statue.  I like the tints and reflections as is.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: njnjgirl on September 12, 2017, 04:33:55 AM
I love this painting.  I think it is terrific and nothing more needed. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 13, 2017, 09:38:22 AM
Oh Win - this is really good! You captured the face beautifully! I did a painting of a statue of Don Quixote once - it was so challenging to get the patina and the rust correct. You seem to have nailed that - as well as the draping of the cloth!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'd love to see the reference photo to check out the hands and arms. Not sure if those need to be thinned down a bit.
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Win on September 14, 2017, 11:24:50 PM
Thanks Kathy Mary Lou and Sharon for your comments.
Sharon I havent done the sleeves dress and arms Shading yet . You correct about the arms and hands. They are more in shadow and withthe needed shading will round them off a little instead of them being flat as they are. Unfortunately its landed up in storage as Im heading off to the UK for 5 months. I only do pencil work then. :-)
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 15, 2017, 09:08:18 AM
Wow - 5 months in the UK - that sounds exciting!! I'll be anxiously waiting for your return to see those arms and hands finished!
Title: Re: Rusted Metal Statue
Post by: Val on September 18, 2017, 03:31:27 PM
I like this Win  O0   Good colourings, as Sharon has said, they are not easy to get right. Yours is coming on beautifully. Look forward to seeing this when complete.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Have an excellent adventure in the UK. Hope you keep in touch and tell us about it  ;)   Bon Voyage!  :flight: