Practice w/ gouache, painting my singing bowl

I love shiny things… particularly to paint. They make such interesting reflections and layers. Last weekend I decided I needed exercise my art muscle and paint a simple still life. So I turned Star Trek OG on Netflix and got to painting my singing bowl. It should be noted that this bowl is not perfectly round at all and is made of molded then beaten metal. The point of the bowl is to make a clear and perfect note. This one is a “C” note. I thought getting an ellipse right was hard but an uneven ellipse is even more challenging. Here is the process from beginning to final product plus a photo of the bowl itself (from a slightly different angle). Enjoy.

 

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