Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to paint reflective"silver" metal

Paint all the color/value shapes you see, and ta dah!...reflective, silver plated metal! Noted oil painter Kevin Macphearson calls color/value shapes, "valhues". Clever! Here I painted valhues.

17 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi David, Nice way to break down how to do these reflections. And, I love the word.
When you get a chance, check out my blog and the reflection I did. lol take it easel, kath-

David Lobenberg said...

Kath, we both are reflective surface offionados!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is beautiful, David. I must ask if it is an antique too? I don't often see electric tea kettles these days, though I haven't really looked either. There is something art deco about this design though so I am thinking antique and beautiful!

Barbara M. said...

Gorgeous. Super painting of the kettle.

Take care,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, Right on, girl!! My wife purchased a set of kitchen ware about 15 yrs. ago from a major manufacturer. The wares were retro designed, and this plug in tea kettle was part of the collection.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Barbara!

Roxanna Finch said...

Kick-ass Mr L, I would to try this
in your class, So sad its ending saturday, I gotta boo-boo lip. Dr Finch

Celeste Bergin said...

it is super shiny looking! great painting :)

David Lobenberg said...

Boo boo lip, there is only one solution... check out Studio S12 for great art activities and get on my email list. Seeya Sat.!

David Lobenberg said...

Hi Celeste, You know what?,,,I think I've posted this painting before! I guess I like the shine too!

Leslie Sealey said...

Fantastic! I like the bold and confident way you painted this (same goes for the train tracks).

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, hippo cowgirl! (Leslie Sealey).

wayne said...

G'day David, this is a beauty! Hey it goes beyond technique this! I hope your students realize that! This is a real gem of a work of art imo! Not merely a study (not that you said it was). But it goes beyond 'painting reflections' which *you* can ace in your sleep imo. You're way too modest! This is great genre art! a great composition. Very strong. Congrats.
best wishes,
wayne

Ed Terpening said...

Very cool. Love it.

David Lobenberg said...

G'day back to u, Wayne. I like this one...it's the second time I've posted it. I see I'm not the only one to be attracted to it mate!

David Lobenberg said...

Hey, Ed! Glad to hear from you and glad you like this little diddy.

Anonymous said...

David whats the name of this painting eh :)