Saturday, March 30, 2013

Painting a Dragon....

I have a client that contacted me to paint a dragon.....he was a three piece rusty metal dragon meant for a yard decoration...


I was instructed to paint him a chinese red but to keep him old and deteriorated...oh, and add some gold leaf!

Standing up the pieces to dry, he looked a little like a loch ness monster. I had to paint both sides as he would be viewed from all angles...

..and, as any respectable dragon, he was to live perched atop a pagoda..in a garden...keeping guard over the grounds.


Not a bad environment for an old Chinese dragon!


4 comments:

Karen Albert said...

How wonderful Theresa!A beautiful sight to behold above the pagoda.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Patrick Gracewood said...

What a lovely garden, and what a fun project. Would love to see how the gold shines throughout the day as the light changes. I like him on the oriental rug, but dragons are best kept outside.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

You get some great assignments! I appreciate that the dictates of this one required you to add just the right amount of paint and to leave just the right amount of rust. The result is just right.

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

I can see when clients need the impossible...they know to call you!

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