Monday, 18 February 2013

#394 At the foundry: Patina, the power of color, con't . . .

Please start this series about patina with post #391, Feb. 13

The patina color choice can enhance or detract from the overall presence and emotional effect of a sculpture . . .
color is more powerful than form.

The chemical, ferric nitrate produces yellows, golds, rusts, and reds while cupric nitrate produces blues and greens. These two chemicals along with liver of sulfur, which produces black and brown,
 are the "big three" and are most often used for bronze patina.

Below, are two images of Buffalo II Fragment with two different patinas . . . 
the top image employed ferric nitrate and the bottom cupric nitrate.

Buffalo  Fragment II
Copyright Sandy Scott 

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