This is so gold. Saved as a ref.
Wow… Thank you Melnikov… (btw I also like your recent marine - It really stands out on the page)
great concept ! gold !
Thanks Marc! The concept for painting evolved as I was working on it. This was one of those figure which I liked for its own sake and there was no real plan when I started painting
Gorgeous work. The metals are so impressive
Thanks Jakob, I was most happy with the brushed brass/copper collar and gold of the handle… Those two ended up looking very convincing in hand. I don’t know whether anyone’s noticed but I put a Trompe-l’œil hallmark on the gold handle. It serves as both a signature (letter J initial) and happens to be the date hallmark for 2020.The blade looks good in the static photos but like a lot of nmm depicting high polish the effect is much less in hand and it looks more like smudged desaturated colour than shiny metal. I’m still pleased with the effect overall and it was definitely worth trying.
I did not notice the J, but really nice. And yes that is how it is with NMM
I fell in love !!!
Very beautiful painting, I really like the blade !!
Very nice one, great job! Gold