My idea about how to show off what I can do with copper patina will be on diplayed at Las Vegas Artist Gallery next week. Copper is quite soft metal to work with and the patina can be from a deep purple, bark blue to a turquois. The piece that goes in to the book is made from hammer copper, this helps harden it so it’s harder to bend. The feather has been pressed and hammered in to shape but still can be bent. My artist side of me likes a feather to act like a feather, light and delicite. So please treat the feather as a feather made out copper by a artist. The entire piece has been laquered to seal the color.
Thank you Terry Pratchett I used a portion of your book Wee Free Men.
I havn’t worked in copper since I was doing altenitive firing on my pottery. I would embelish my pottery with copper, stones and wood. I havn’t posted while I set my watercolors aside and let art happen. I have copper, I was a electrician for 20 years. I pulled out a piece of wire and expermented. If something did not come out. I would take the things that did work and push them. This helps me to keep thing simple at first. Things come along with practice, copper is very forgiving.
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The last place to show my work. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Its been about two months of not painting. So I’ve pulled all my work from everywhere. Last year was a rough year. I’m going to see what comes next.
The watercolor painting got a name “Moon Rise” I made a new frame and decided mat it in black mat board. This watercolor painting is going to Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery at the Galleria Mall Las Vegas Artists Guild is next to the upstairs entrance to Dillards Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery is a nonprofit gallery that represents a lot of local artists from Las Vegas. Remember to shop local first.
I moved walls at City of the World Gallery. It’s a smaller wall but in a better location. I have two 37” x 25” Watercolor Abstract Landscape, a smaller watercolor “Dugout” and baskets of Photos, Cards, Prints, and original watercolor paintings
City of the world gallery is located at Meadows mall, right of the down stairs entrance to Macy’s
I’ve taken some time off watercolors. I’ve ended the southwest “Canyon Road” series. My little sister sent me some new watercolor paints from Derwent, Intense and Graphitint. They seem well suited for abstract landscape watercolor paintings. They make very nice washes giveing great depth in color. This watercolor abstract is 30” x 22” on Arches paper.