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TeAnne
03-30-2004, 03:54 AM
There is an art competition coming up next month, so I thought I would enter an abstract.
Here is the first stage. Tinted gesso, nice and thick, touch of green and patches of canvas pasted on. I want to paint this as earthy as I can.
What is a good rust colour in acrylics? How do I mix it?
45" X 39"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2004/1887-abstract1.jpg

Close up
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2004/1887-abstract01.jpg

Brian Firth
03-30-2004, 12:02 PM
This should be interesting. Can't wait to see it progress. You might want to try Goldens Red Oxide for a good rust starting point. Then mix in varying amounts of Yellow Oxide, Buff Titanium, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Mars Black. You should be able to get some great rusty hues from these colors. Also, Pthalo Green mixed into the Red Oxide will give some very dark hues. Here's a good reference of some rust I found on the net.

Tamana
03-30-2004, 08:50 PM
Velly intellesting...

muchfoolishness
03-30-2004, 10:42 PM
:) very nice beginnings
already the picture plane is broken
looks like the canvas already had some work on it
a drop sheet or something
i like to use canvas to clean my brushes on
before i stretch it
get it a little lived in

TeAnne
03-31-2004, 04:38 AM
This should be interesting. Can't wait to see it progress. You might want to try Goldens Red Oxide for a good rust starting point. Then mix in varying amounts of Yellow Oxide, Buff Titanium, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Mars Black. You should be able to get some great rusty hues from these colors. Also, Pthalo Green mixed into the Red Oxide will give some very dark hues. Here's a good reference of some rust I found on the net.
Thanks Brian :) I'll have to try and find out what Goldens Red Oxide,Buff Titanium, are over here. I have the Pthalo green, see it on there? lol

Hi ya Tam, I had planned to work on this today. Went to dentest instead :( OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
muchfoolishness very nice beginnings
already the picture plane is broken
looks like the canvas already had some work on it
a drop sheet or something
i like to use canvas to clean my brushes on
before i stretch it
get it a little lived in
It was a brand new fresh canvas I stretched on Saturday. Killed my hands :(

muchfoolishness
03-31-2004, 11:35 PM
you need a canvas stretcher

TeAnne
04-01-2004, 03:53 AM
you need a canvas stretcher
I have the canvas pliers but still it hurts.

Here is an update from todays work. a loooooooong way to go yet.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract2.jpg

2 more Up close

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract02.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract03.jpg

I'm using a scraper/knife (double ender) and sponge. Scraping on the paint then scraping it off, using the sponge to smooth and make highlites.

Tamana
04-01-2004, 08:32 AM
Even more intellesting...

I hope your oral malfunctions have been restored.

edwardmartin
04-01-2004, 08:45 AM
I have the canvas pliers but still it hurts.

Here is an update from todays work. a loooooooong way to go yet.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract2.jpg

2 more Up close

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract02.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/1887-abstract03.jpg

I'm using a scraper/knife (double ender) and sponge. Scraping on the paint then scraping it off, using the sponge to smooth and make highlites.

Coming along VERY NICELY !!!!

TeAnne
04-01-2004, 09:43 AM
Thanks Tamana and Edward. I'm really enjoying this. I like the rusy colours but i want to tone down that red. The more I look at it the more I know it. lol

Brian Firth
04-01-2004, 10:24 AM
TeAnne,
This is looking great! After I found that rust pic on the net and looking at your work it inspired me to try to paint over an old canvas with a rusty looking abstract. What palette colors did you settle on? You got those rusty colors perfect. Now you can tell me what rusty colors you suggest!

Brian

heh
04-01-2004, 10:45 AM
we’re all spies :eek:

for future rust endeavors...
there is a pigment by pearl ex that could lead to good rust
its called blue russet, always reminded me of rust
i used it in the red area of my ‘how close it is’
used with brown, orange or something it definitely has good rusty possibilities

:)
dena

TeAnne
04-01-2004, 10:48 AM
TeAnne,
This is looking great! After I found that rust pic on the net and looking at your work it inspired me to try to paint over an old canvas with a rusty looking abstract. What palette colors did you settle on? You got those rusty colors perfect. Now you can tell me what rusty colors you suggest!

Brian
Hello Brian thank you :)

Lets see now, I'm using Acrylics. Cad yellow, Cad red, Burnt Orange (That's the one giving off the red, I don't like) Turner's yellow and ohhhhhh so yummy Transparent Red Oxide

arourapope
04-01-2004, 04:54 PM
watching.... :cool:

muchfoolishness
04-01-2004, 06:41 PM
nicelynicely
organic structures

TeAnne
04-02-2004, 07:39 AM
nicelynicely
organic structures
Thank you muchly :)

Here be todays work, snapped inside tonight at an odd angle. Sorry.

madrigle
04-02-2004, 09:48 AM
I'm anxioulsy awaiting more progress pictures on this. Very intriguing. I think you are making us all want to paint rust. :) You should make a project .

James

TeAnne
04-03-2004, 04:21 AM
I'm anxioulsy awaiting more progress pictures on this. Very intriguing. I think you are making us all want to paint rust. :) You should make a project .

James

Thanks James.
Well, here it is Finished.My son named it HARMONY

TeAnne
04-06-2004, 06:10 AM
All varnished and ready for the competition.

TeAnne
04-07-2004, 03:55 AM
? :confused:
Bumping for those who wanted to see this finished.

Smileawhyl
04-07-2004, 09:39 AM
Great to see this come together! I love the contrapunal play of blues and rust. Quite an eye to envision it!

Michael-Ann
04-07-2004, 10:33 AM
This really turned out nicely TeAnne...and you definitely got me thinking about rust too! The rich colours in your last detail shots appeal to me most of all.

Tamana
04-07-2004, 08:34 PM
Why do I have a feeling that the photo doesn't capture the impact of this? Especially regarding the coloring? It reminds me of torquoise (sp? - too tired to look it up) jewelry with that crimson vein running throughout it.

Harmony is a good name and unifies the warm/cool colors of the palette. Best of on the comp...

TeAnne
04-07-2004, 09:14 PM
Why do I have a feeling that the photo doesn't capture the impact of this? Especially regarding the coloring? ...

Thanks Smiles, Michael Ann & Tamana
Tam, what you say is correct. The colours are quite washed out in the photo. The whites aren't white, they are a creamy colour and the transparent blue is a rich blue. All the colours are very bold and the colour elements beneath the top layer really pertrude but not in the photo :( I wish you could see it in real life.
If my son & hubby like it, it must be okay, cos' they never like my art unless it's realism.

TeAnne
04-07-2004, 09:24 PM
Thanks Smiles, Michael Ann & Tamana
Tam, what you say is correct. The colours are quite washed out in the photo. The whites aren't white, they are a creamy colour and the transparent blue is a rich blue. All the colours are very bold and the colour elements beneath the top layer really pertrude but not in the photo :( I wish you could see it in real life.
If my son & hubby like it, it must be okay, cos' they never like my art unless it's realism.

I tried to take a better pic.