Thursday, December 3, 2009

Copper pots and tins

These could be sketches from my own kitchen if I were a better artist. Instead, I found them in a (copyrighted) 1975 cooking utensil catalog. What fun to see the vintage sketches (from the late 1800's), as well as the 1975 prices for copper.

Copper (also gold and silver) is so hard to scan and make it look right. I used copper and light green acrylic paints on a pale yellow background to simulate the copper as it aged. Click for a better view.