Sunday, 4 August 2013

Day 406 - The Many Colours Of Rust


I love the many colours of  rust 

Whether it is the green of oxidised copper


or the blues of weathered brass,


be it the dusty red of corrosive iron


or its brilliant yellow when the iron flash rusted in a flood;


I just love them all.


I know I use the word rust liberally but as far as I am concerned, all these patinas form part of Nature's perfect palette of secondary colours; colours you get after mixing air with metal.

Ochre to sienna, russet to umber,teal to verdigri, cyan to turquoise. 

What will art be like if we are to make it with this perfect palette of patinas?  

24 comments:

Eliana said...

Amazing color variations!
I love it when the ink struggle to remain in place while the iron at its base is deteriorating.
Hugs.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice variety of colors. Very inspiring. Keep in touch

Emanuela Valenza said...

Certamente anche per me le variazioni di colore in questo caso di ruggine, offrono colorazioni più "vissute" rispetto ad una colorazione netta e fredda.
Se poi pensiamo che la ruggine è un fenomeno di corrosione di materiali ferrosi che subiscono ossidazione, risulta perciò anche in natura essere qualcosa di "vivo" che con il tempo si trasforma.
Un carissimo abbraccio, Manu

Mona said...

Beautiful colors!
Mona

rosanna said...

Lovely colurs and great patinas
I have been at home for the last hour, freshly back from my trip but I couldn't resist a peek in blogland ;o)
Now straight under a well neeeded shower!
I'll write more soooooon
Loveloads, Ro

The Old Maid said...

These are beautiful colours. Specially when bond together on one small surface...:)
Hugs and kisses

BiWuBär said...

I'm still waiting for you to publish your first book "Tales from the Queen of rust"... ;O) Beautiful colours and beautiful pictures... and a magical text... - what else could I ask for?

Hugs
Birgit

Liduina said...

Hello Sans, I think your rusty colours are looking naturally rusty indeed but also very lively, thanks to the blue and vivid red you use next to the more earthly colours. Beautiful!
Hugs, Liduina

Riitta said...

Hi Sans, I love the way you use materials, paint simple objects to make them look something else. And how you make poetry combining detailed photos with words. Visiting your blog is always inspirational, it feeds my inner painter.

contar said...

son unos colores realmente preciosos, y en la naturaleza la mezcla incluso es mas extensa, quien pudiese usarlos todos
un abrazo

Maria Ireland said...

You make rust so precious. I love the colours. Since finding your blog I now look at rust so differently :))
Hugs Maria

Katrina said...

You have made fantastic colours again. All form looks very beautiful too. Hugs Kati

Elizabeth S said...

Hello Sans! Rust IS Beautiful and should be as cherished and valued like 'gold' in our miniature world. I love it when things look old and weathered rather than Everything brand new. There is a place for each and we need to have an appreciation of how they compliment each other. Like night and day, hot and cold, wet and dry and new and old. Your catalogue of the variety and the beauty of the colors that are inherent in rusts are a joy to behold. Many thanks, dear Sans for this 'pictionary' of our beloved rusts!

elizabeth

Ilona said...

Dear Sans! There is a saying: If you look well there is beauty in the most simple things of life! So you are a good observer ;)!
I love these beautiful colors, thank you for showing.
Hugs, Ilona

17-17 said...

Beautiful colours of rust, amazing work. Sans!, you are so talented artist, you see the beauty in normal things. Thank you for the link, pretty pictures.
Big hugs,
Magda

Plushpussycat said...

Art will be gorgeous, just like your post! Beautifil colors and photographs, Sans! xo Jennifer

Susanne said...

Well, from one rust and patina lover to another, great! Remember: Rust never sleeps ;-)

sylvia said...

The colors of fall, so warm, beautiful!!!
Hugs Sylvia

Fabiola said...

The colors of rust are fantastic.
Bye, Faby

Norma said...

It's a tiny work of art Sans, and I can just see you there dipping brushes in little pots one after another dabbing a little here and a little there, probably saying to yourself many times 'it's finished' and then starting the dipping and dabbing all over again :)

Daydreamer said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!! Nothing but Beautiful! I want to see the whole piece now, please! The bluebirds are Enchanting.... and they sing from a Beautiful Tree.... You are a Wizard with the Hand of Time.... aging all the items that cross your path.... making History and Mystery with every pass of your magic brush! I LOVE it!!!

Lucille said...

You have made me appreciate the beauty of rust with its diversity of colours! I will now look at rusted objects with a different eye. In real life, I do not like rust on furniture. Only in miniature because it makes things look real. I love how you have represented the rusting away of your piece. It could not have been easy.

Drora's minimundo said...

The miracles of oxidation. Beautiful work Sans.
Hugs, Drora

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Rust Queen! Very beautiful close up photography too! Amazing talent!

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