Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Orange and Silver

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Here's another one for my show of "stovetop" and kitchen paintings. I almost scraped this one off when I started, because I wasn't sure if it would work; I'm glad I stuck with it! It was a challenge to keep track of the reflections.

7 comments:

Tom Kidd said...

This is a very nice contrast to the previous one. It's all reflective and shiny while the skillet is so dry and matte. Great job with the reflections. It almost seems like you used two different mediums on these last two paintings. Pretty impressive!

Leslie Sealey said...

Wow, thanks for the nice comment, Tom. I love the abstract quality of reflections and I'll be doing more like that. I often use a medium of stand oil, canada balsam, and turps because it levels the brushstrokes and creates an enamal-like finish. On the skillet, there is some straight paint with no medium scumbled in places, so that enhanced the matte surface.

Brothergrimm said...

Great reflectivity!

David Bogart said...

very cool. your getting very good at those reflections.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks, B.G. and David! Time to plan another one-haha, I'll go "reflect" on it. : )

rob ijbema said...

very impressive,must be amazing to see in real life,
would love to use this technique on some silver racing cars

Leslie Sealey said...

It looks better in real life; jpegs don't always do images justice. I still need to finish out some details, like the pitted skin texure, then I'm done!