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    Posted: 11-Nov-2014 at 09:55
I have a reproduction of a relief from Nineveh that I want to paint. Of course, there is no model so I am looking for suggestions for the color scheme. Also for the texture - solid bright oil painting (which might be challenging on plaster of paris) or something like water colors, with an aged, washed-out look. I have no talent in this area at all, can anyone suggest something for me? Thanks!



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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Nov-2014 at 07:06
Coloring Assyrian relief, sounds nice.

I can suggest you to look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Sarcophagus 
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You might want to take a look at this.



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What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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  Quote puttster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Nov-2014 at 12:51
Interesting, I'd never heard of Egyptyian Blue.    Because of the worn edges of the figures I don't think I will be able to paint it in the original(?) vibrant colors. I will likely go with a technique that gives the impression of 3000 year old preserved, but well-faded paint. So maybe smear black on the mane, let it dry, rinse it a little... I wish I know more about bridles and horses.

Anyone with ideas about how I could do this? Would Poster Paint be a good choice? I would rather keep it plain ole white than turn into my usual disaster.


As for color picking... thoughts?

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Nov-2014 at 11:14
As plaster of paris is extremely porous, I would suggest you use a sealer first.  As for the medium itself, I would use Gouche [pronounced wash].  I believe it's still sold in ready to use form, some in a solid cake, like water colors, and some in tubes.
 
For the aged look, I suggest you experiment using "payne's grey" to mute the colors.  You could also experiment using an overglaze in a neutral.
 
You might go to the library and get a copy of "The Artists Handbook".  Lots of good ideas and info on handling and mixing of colors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by red clay - 13-Nov-2014 at 11:22
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  Quote puttster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Nov-2014 at 21:00
Now that I am researching, I wonder if I've bitten off more than I can chew. The actual problem with the cast is that right now, placed on a wall of almost the same color, you have to get right up on it to see what it is. That's a big part of the reason for the desire for paint.




Reading up on payne's grey, though, got me to thinking. Maybe I only need a wash that would highlight the cast's features enough to be more eye catching. If I screw that up, well, no harm done, I can proceed with the painting. Thoughts?

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