Saturday, 16 February 2013

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

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

The color of the patina can enhance form, but it can also negate and overpower form.
Typically, I have a patina in mind as I create the sculpture and I always consider color very carefully.  

I routinely use color to suggest the natural color inherent to a species, such as the Great Blue Heron . . . 
the chemical, cupric nitrate, produces blues which is the logical choice for the bird.  
Always remember, color is more powerful than form. 

Nesting Heron
15"H 25"W 26"D
Copyright - Sandy Scott

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