Thursday, August 18, 2016

Antique Copper Kettle

6x6" oil on Gessobord panel (Click to view larger.)

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Painting copper: This was fun to paint. I learned that it really only takes a little burnt sienna to bring out the coppery tones. Of course, there are other colors but this seems to be the key hue. I love the shape of this kettle. I have a stainless steel one that is almost the same shape. I wanted copper, but it won't work on my cooktop.

Signature: Still struggling with the signature blues, but I managed to sign my entire first name, which is harder than it looks. Writing with a paint brush in oil paint is extremely difficult; entire articles (maybe books--ha, ha) have been written about it. I have an unusual first name so I would rather use this than my initials. I'm going to try this from now on and see how it works. I can print capitals more easily than lower case letters but it looks bad, so I'm mixing them.


  1. Love it just keep getting better and better. Love the new signature too.

  2. You may be struggling with your signature on your paintings but I think your old bronze tea kettle looks like the real deal!

  3. Thank you. It's hanging in a lovely NY bed and breakfast now--the perfect setting for it. Your house is good luck for my art.

  4. Pack your paints and are welcome to paint in or paint my house anytime!
    Love, Lynn