domenica 6 maggio 2012

old wrought iron nails - chiodi forgiati


© JANE MINTER
"old wrought iron nails"
"chiodi forgiati"
watercolour  study - painted from life no pencil  - still life
canson fontenay 32 x 36cm 

© JANE MINTER
"old wrought iron nails"
"chiodi forgiati"
quick  watercolour sketch 
 26 x 41cm

we have quite a few of these large hand made  old wrought iron nails in the beams of our house ...they really are beautiful objects  ..the three loose nails which i've made sketches and studies are probably from 16th century .

41 commenti:

Sadami ha detto...

~(*o*)~!! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!

RH Carpenter ha detto...

An artist can make rusty nails something truly beautiful - this is what you've done! I so admire your watercolor studies from life and how your work never disappoints. Lovely, as always! And the Italian words are just as beautiful :)

c.dingman ha detto...

What wonderful insight to pick this subject and make it so beautiful.

Janina B. ha detto...

Einfach genial die zwei Versionen. Auch das Motiv ist klasse. Mag ich sehr.
Grüsse Dich
janina

Judy ha detto...

You make them look beautiful, Jane!

Egle ha detto...

Love how you manage to capture the essence of subject through colours and overcrowding it with details.

William Cook ha detto...

I love old rusty stuff like this. I have a small collection going. These nails are way cool and it's amazing there's enough of them left to hold anything together.

renate ha detto...

Hello Jane:) Beautiful! The colors and the subject:) I also like to paint old thins but never thought about nails. Very original. Love the colors you've used. Great combination. So nice!

Anns Art ha detto...

Wonderful!

Sonia Aguiar ha detto...

Hola Jane.Preciosos clavos pintados con mucha soltura. Saludos.

Lydie ha detto...

Un sujet hors du commun, avec un traitement de la rouille fabuleux . Bravo !

Sandra ha detto...

Only you could turn three rusty nails in to something beautiful!

lupus ha detto...

Excellet work, Jane. Thanks for showing it.

Greattings.

Enrique.

Mari Jose Molina ha detto...

wonderful job! cheers

L.W.Roth, ha detto...

Rusty nails is wonderful! Looks to me like you may have an affinity for construction. Great painting.

Fernando Pena ha detto...

Jane, wonderful :)

Jane ha detto...

Jane, who else would have thought of painting old rusty nails...:-)) But you made them look wonderful, fantastic how you made the rust ... pure magic !

Sergio DS ha detto...

Me encantan, son perfectos.

Tito ha detto...

Ecco come trasformare dei vecchi chiodi arruginiti in incantevoli acquerelli. Grande Jane! Ciao.

cathyswatercolors ha detto...

Hi Jane, What an interesting subject matter. The top painting is very realistic. Very cool.

Jerry ha detto...

I really love this kind of subject. I especially like the contrast of blue shadow and (not too red) rust coloured nails.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

sadami :) ...enjoy your life dwg lessons .

rhonda thankyou so much ... i love these old rusty nails ..have made lots of sketches .. ..have to add those italian words :)

c.dingman thankyou :)

janina glad you like both versions ..thankyou

many thanks judy.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

i find these subjects fascinating to try and capture eagle..thankyou .

good to see you william :) thanks ... lucky to have these few .

glad you like the colours and subject renate thankyou

ann thankyou .

sonia many thanks

lydie merci beaucoup

sandra thankyou !

enrique thankyou so very much .

mari jose thanks

linda :D .. you might be right ! thankyou

fernando big thankyou

jane we lots of pots and pans hanging from these old nails in the kitchen ..thankyou.

sergio thankyou for looking

grazie mille tito !

thanks cathy would like to explore the subject more .

i'm sure you do jerry ..enjoyed watching your video ..thankyou .

Meera Rao ha detto...

gorgeous rust :)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thankyou meera :)

Carlos León ha detto...

Magníficas texturas!! un trabajo muy buenos. un saludo.

Floriana Quaini ha detto...

Ciao Jane,
molto belli e colori da sogno!
Ciao, ciao, Floriana

Theresa Evans ha detto...

Amazing texture .... and they look like you could pick them up.

Laura Sanz Masdeu ha detto...

Haces de las cosas más simples un poema.. un abrazo!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

carlos thanks so very much , will make a few more studies .

ciao floriana grazie mille :)

theresa i was pleased with the textures mostly dry brush with some wet in wet ...might have overworked the washes alittle thankyou .

laura thankyou :) un abrazo !

Anne Le Maître ha detto...

J'aime beaucoup et la petite touche de bleu vif est juste parfaite !

John Simlett ha detto...

Underneath it all I am a Shipwright ... When I was in Kuwait I went on-board the largest wooden ship ever built. Al-Hashemi-II.

The Master Shipwright didn't speak English and I didn't speak Arabic, but we communicated really well. On leaving he gave me a nail such as those you have so beautifully painted.

As your painting suggests, a nail is a lot more than .... a nail.

Love your stuff, signed up as a follower, hope you don't mind.

Robyn Sinclair ha detto...

Very beautiful, as usual, Jane. How I'd love to watch you weaving your magic out of the water.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

anne merci thankyou ..all the best with your exhibition .

john wonderful ... that must have been memorable .. see your love of drawing on your site /company and blog ... thankyou for following

hi robyn glad you like it thankyou for looking.

Crystal Cook ha detto...

These are SO beautiful Jane! The texture is just amazing. :)

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thankyou crystal :)

Cynthia Schelzig ha detto...

How wonderful these simple nails are...you make them a thing of beauty. I wish the builder from the 16th Century could see them.

JANE MINTER ha detto...

cynnie :D thankyou !

Irina ha detto...

Both the choice of the subject for still life and the execution are so interesting and well done. And rust, rust!

JANE MINTER ha detto...

irina many thanks :)

minnemie ha detto...

SO very well done!