Monday, August 19, 2013

Painting Pewter

Painting pewter is much easier than glass.  I did not have to worry over transparency like I did with the overturned goblet.  Colors used here were, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna and Titanium White.  Oh and a bit of Zinc Yellow,  I mixed into the white to warm the highlights.  The Dutch were fond of painting symbolism into their still life works.  Can you find the hidden skull in this painting?  It represents death or the brevity of life.  This painting is called a Vanitas painting and is all about getting right with God, because even though this world is wonderful and full of pleasures, before you know it, it's over.

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