Can somebody please tell me how do I paint a silver teapot and get a good shine?
Helen Van Wyk's book 'Colour Mixing the Van Wyk Way" suggests these colours:
BODY TONE - Black & White, Raw Sienna
BODY SHADOW - Add black, Alizarin, Crimson and Thalo Blue to body tone mixture
HIGHLIGHT - White, Alizarin Crimson and Thalo Blue. Lighten with white, Yellow Ochre
DARKER REFLECTIONS - Burnt Umber
LIGHT REFLECTIONS - Depends on colours surrounding silver
Helen Van Wyk painted with oils.
Learn value scale and learn the difference between your warm and cool primary, secondary, tertiery, and complementary gray colors. Arleta Pesch does an amazing job of this, but so do many others. You can look for her books and dvd's by searching the internet. Amazon has her books and Creative Cataiyst has her dvd's.
Painting silver it has many colours, shapes,hard edges soft edges, it picks up what ever surrounds it to paint it life like, this is what I look for.I take a photo and study the shapes and colours.
Thank you for your reply. I did take pictures and studied the values, colors but my silver pot and kettle don't look like the photos of them. What am I doing wrong or if you are good with silver then maybe if you can paint them and send me the images. I hope I am not troubling you too much.
Thanks for being my art friend. Please expect some images.