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Author Topic: How to get Chrome (or silver, at least)?  (Read 1451 times)

WaltLady

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on: April 19, 2012, 07:20:15 PM
I am trying to paint a present for my doctor in thanks for all the help he has rendered me recently, but what I had planned is, what I thought, would be a simple stethoscope.  However, the chrome plating has me stymied.  The closest I could come up was cobalt blue and burnt/raw umber, but this was but a poor substitute.  If anyone has had experience creating a believealbe chrome, I would be in your debt if you would share your technique with me.

Thanks!

Walt


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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 08:03:30 PM
Hi WaltLady

If you've got the cash for it there is a replay available from the Paintbasket TV site called "Painting Silver". I think it's part of the Still Life series:

http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/index.php?replay=14

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dennis

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Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 09:14:26 PM
Waltlady is this for watercolours or for oils?
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


WaltLady

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Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 03:30:30 PM
Dennis,

This is for watercolor.  I've learned that the surrounding colors are reflected in the "chrome," but this is just to display a medical instrument (attached) that I can't get right.

Walt


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Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 04:42:45 PM
Study the reflections in the silver carefully. Most of the reflected light will be the white of the paper and the shadows will be a light blue as in the painting.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


eftpower1

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Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 09:01:07 AM
Dennis,  :thankyou: I have wondered the same thing

Walt,

 :whistle: IF my Doc ever came at me with a stethoscope that looks like the one in the pic you posted, I don't care how much help he had been in the past........ I'd RUN!!! :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 09:35:30 AM
 :2funny:
Martina


 

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