And ceramics! Sorry I haven't been posting any interesting art recently... combined school and work and various health issues have been absorbing my time and energy lately. I'm not depressed like I was for a while, so that's a good thing.
I'm working on a lot of final projects at school, and they are going well, so I am happy.
I only seem to come here for advice anymore, but you guys have helped me a lot before, so this is where I will ask:
My final painting project has a lot of cool tones in the background; there is a kind of light-medium blue-gray in the upper part and violet purples in the lower part of the larger panel. The second canvas that goes above the larger one has the same blue-gray background as the upper part of the lower panel.
The larger panel has a headless nude figure, and the top panel has three joined cow skulls... strands and threads "connect" them to the neck stump of the figure in the lower panel. I know that sounds odd, but it is a happy painting, about being in love and having a light-headed feeling, and having someone make you feel like you aren't a hideous monster even if you are, in fact, a hideous monster.
ANYWAY. THe cow skulls need a sort of halo of metallic paint around them, sprinking down to the top of the lower panel. I want to do gold but don't know if gold would look odd with the cool tones in the background of the pictures. Or would it look good with the contrast? I held a swatch next to it and it looks good to me, but what do I know? Should I go with my instincts and do it? Or get silver paint to keep cool toned in the painting? What do I dooooooooooo?