Whew, I'm glad you like it
I have no idea if what I do is simple or complex. I'm an abstract painter. And I just keep going until I'm done
This one though, is partially painted from life.
I made the tube (2nd try). Couldn't believe it worked!!!
Oh, and I only had to partially slit it to get it off the needle so that was good.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating this tutorial HH - There aren't enough words...
This is boring so feel free to tune out
Anyway, I told you elsewhere that I love the Golden Mediums and I thought they would be helpful here so I applied some. Then as it was drying, I was also checking outside (for another project) and noticed the beauty and simplicity of the twilight. Not as heavy with clouds and colors as sometimes. Simply beautiful. So I decided to paint the tube from life. In other words, I painted the twilight sky on the tube instead on a canvas or paper.
Then, next morning, I decided to paint the coppery band. The band has somewhere between probably five and ten colors, but the photo is awful. Plus they may not be colors that are in your range. They're coppery (which is a shiny orange) with a slight pinkish hint, and some darker copper and brown, etc.
Plus, because you had me use Premo Translucent, there is a mellow translucence to the entire tube that totally doesn't come through in the photo, almost like an ocean, despite all the texture.
Anyway, I'll try to get a better pic, but doubtful (long story).
Oh, and I forgot to mention, it is only 6mm x 56mm (1/4" x 2-3/16").
I hope that answers your questions, but ask away if you want to know more.
I'm going to try another one next week. Since I use aluminum foil to make a cage to bake stuff, I was thinking I could try wrapping the needle in the foil too, and see if I could slide it off that way. What do you think?