|How to Paint Silver Objects|
- Using a tube of premixed grey for all the silverware, such as Paynes Grey or Davy’s grey, resulting in a lead effect rather than the brilliance of silver.
- Mixing black and white for the greys featured in the silver objects.
- Darkening colours within the silverware with black.
- Illustrating the silver objects as having flat areas without subtle tonal shifts.
- Insensitivity to colour temperatures within neutrals, resulting in a painting that lacks depth.
- Perceiving highlights in silverware as white shapes, resulting in the appearance of white bits of paper stuck on the objects.
- Using silver metallic paint designed for gilding for the oil painting in the hope it will emulate the lustre of silver or a similar shiny metal.
- Warm highlights: white, a little burnt sienna and ultramarine.
- Cool highlights: white and a little pthalo blue.
- Warm neutrals: ultramarine, white and a little burnt sienna.
- Cool neutrals: white, pthalo blue and a little burnt umber.
- Warm darks: burnt sienna and ultramarine. Permanent rose can be introduced for depth.
- Cool darks: pthalo blue and burnt umber.
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