Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Copper Tea Kettle at Forever Antiques
This copper tea kettle was photographed by my friend Deb Holmes at an antique shop. She has kindly allowed me to paint it. Thanks, Deb! I love to paint reflections, although it takes me a lot longer than my usualy style of painting. This painting is 12" x 9" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper. For the copper I used burnt sienna, sepia and van dyke brown and mixtures of those colors. I love to mix burnt sienna and sepia - it makes such a rich brown. For the reflection of the mauve cloth in the pot, I used dragons blood mixed with the burnt sienna.