Saturday, August 27, 2011

Have a close look



Have a close look at this piece, the colors are they something you like or do they seem to bright?

This is a copper pierced piece with a heat patina. Personally I love the look of the heat patina but I have heard a few comments that it’s too much, too bright. Do you think the birds get lost in the color or does it make them stand out?

9 comments:

mairedodd said...

i think it is incredibly beautiful.. and the birds look perfect...

Jane Perala said...

Love it! I really like the bright colour.

Beadbug said...

Well in my mind there isn't ever a to bright. It may be brighter work than you normally do but there is always a place for that. I think I would still patina the chain it is a bit bright.

BTW I love your tools and would love to learn that twist forging.

Melissa Meman said...

I totally think it is gorgeous....love the red!

Mel said...

LOVE IT. I adore the bright red, it's right up my alley!

N Valentine Studio said...

Thanks everyone! Interestingly enough this piece sold at the fine arts show. So I guess working in colors other than what you normally would is sometimes a good thing!

Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass said...

It's fantastic, Nicole. Really beautiful. Congratulations on the sale!

Mary said...

I think it is spectacular, I love the vibrancy of the colors and the birds look great, I do agree with Beadbug, putting a patina on the chain would really make the piece pop.

Jeanne said...

Hey Nicole. I love this patina, it's gorgeous. The only thing I could say is the metal shining through right around the outline in some parts... that makes it look just a teensy bit washed out, making the bird shape a little hard to distinguish. The one on the right has the most of that effect happening. But I love all the color. So glad it sold!!