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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Copper Reflections

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"Copper Reflections"
©2009 Vicki Ross
Pastel on Copper 4x10"

I'm mostly caught up to my tutors on my new project...and spent today in the upstairs studio (breakfast room is my oil studio). It was SO good to get back after weeks of programming and creative thinking.

I may edit the amount of copper showing...will let her sit for a day or so and then decide. BTW, this is a bronze statue in the middle of a small lake. She is an indian maiden with a fish, somewhere in Texas. Friends Joe and Echo kidnapped us one year, Joe was the tour director and we toured his favorite spots for a week all the way down to Fulton, TX on the Gulf of Mexico. He was a fabulous host and made sure we saw the sights. Joe passed away a little over a year ago...and I have many good memories and great photos from this trip.

Started a new figurative pastel today as well, 26x16" and played around off and on all day with the background. Got some real cool effects.

Stay tuned for more from Vicki's studio...pastel work this week for the OPS pastel society show Nov. 7. I have two already, and hoping for a couple more good enough to enter!


Art By Erika said...

Is that on actual copper? Wow you are my hero with your innovative ideas and you actually apply them!


vickiandrandyrossart said...

Yup, actual copper. I guess I just love experimentation. Wait until you see what I started yesterday...

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I've never heard of pastel on copper, pretty darn interesting, and made for a really nice piece! Way to go!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I'd never heard of it either, but figured if oil painters used to paint on it, it could be done!

susan hong-sammons said...

very cool. Love the reflections in the water and how you played with the reflective surface of the copper too.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks, susan! it was a fun experiment. feel free to join me on Facebook, too!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What an interesting technique, Vicki! How do you get the pastel to adhere to the copper?

I mean, oil on copper makes sense but I'm curious how well the dry pigment of the pastel stays put on that slick metal. Or do you sand it first?

I'd love to see this in person!