Just finished painting 2 knives this weekend. Numbers 3 and 4.
If you’ve ever read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” then you probably know about Col. Aureliano Buendia and the little gold fishes he makes in his workshop.
More pics of my ongoing work to reach 30 pieces! I hope you don’t get tired of them–I certainly am not!
The knife with the steel pommel has a first coat on it–if you notice, the “steel” still looks pretty flat. It needs another coat with a darker colour to bring out texture and depth.
The sets with a second coat, a wash to take out the unnatural sheen of the steel. The gold one still isn’t working out–the black wash that was supposed to bring out the details only make it look dirty. I’ll have to start over with that
Since am running out of things to say, let me tell you more about Col. Aureliano Buendia.
Col. Aureliano Buendia’s gift is warring. He’s an excellent soldier. A fortune teller (Petra Cotes I think) once told him that he can place a bullet to wherever he put his sight on.
But when he isn’t away fighting in the rebellion, he spends his time using his other gift: smithing gold.
At some point, the Colonel seems to be doing it out of habit. He only stopped making the fishes to sell when people were buying his work as relics of war rather than for their artistic value.
I guess there’s that bit of the Colonel in me too. I hope