This week’s word challenge contained the word, rust. I love painting rust, the color combinations are like magic.
For the challenge I did a 5×7 oil pastel study of old shutters found on a building in Greece. Just image how many times these shutters were painted, oh the stories they could tell!
Sometimes you can find the most elegant subjects in old-long forgotten things, like old buildings and shutters. Here is my interpretation of the color rust . . .
Reference image was taken by photographer and artist, Ruth Archer of pmp.
I see the beauty in rust and all the different hues it takes on. When I heat metal to make jewelry with it is amazing what takes place. Wonderful work Mary!
Thank you so much Eunice! I really appreciate your wonderful comment ~
Simply lovely, Mary.. I too love the colour of rust – and you have captured those shutters nicely!
Such a wonderful comment, thank you! It’s very intriguing, I plan to paint a rusted boat one of these days ~
I love those kind of shutters! You captured lots of character from the years passed.
Hi Cyndi – thanks so much. Just imagine how many layers of paint and years of wear and tear they hold!
Thank you Scott!
Wow, painting rust is quite the challenge, but you’ve certainly managed Mary:)
Hi Elena, thank you very much – there is something about rust that is very appealing to me. Great fun working the colors.
Beautiful, Mary! It looks vintage! 😀
You’ve captured the time-worn colors and character of these charming shutters, Mary. Beautiful.
Thank you Elisa, I really appreciate it!
I find the horizontal strokes captivating.
Thank you Benjamin!! Hope you days goes well ~
Thank you, I think I’ll be taking another rest day, paint,eat,sleep.
They look lovely, Mary!!
Thank you Marina!!
I like doors and windows especially old and rusty that give them so much more charachter, which you made look good as always.
Thank you Doron for commenting and your wonderful compliment! I really do enjoy bringing texture to the surface with oil pastels – they are a great medium for that.
I never tried this media maybe one day. Watching your art, you clearly doing some great work which is inspiring. You manage to bring the reality of each subject, I feel I can always touch or feel it, well done.
before I even read your post, I said out loud this looks like Greece! happy dance…
Hi Laurie – how funny, had to smile with your comment! You win the prize this week! Thank you for your great thoughts on this piece.