I love to paint different metals. Here are some formulas to help you paint metal objects. Mix the colors with the most color listed first and least color listed last.
Base with Burn Umber, Cad. Yellow Medium.
Base with Black and White and a touch of Burnt Umber
Add shadow with Black, White Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Blue
Highlight using White and Phthalo Blue for the first highlight and then add White and Yellow Ochre for the second highlight.
Dark reflections use Burnt Umber.
Light reflections use the colors that you see reflected adding a touch of grey to tone it down.
Base with Black and White and a touch of Raw Sienna.
Add shadow color with Black, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Blue added to the base mixture.
Highlight using White, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Blue for the first highlight, then add the lighter highlight color using white and yellow Ochre.
Dark reflections use Burnt Umber
Light reflections will depend on the surrounding objects that will reflect on the silver.
Base with Black and white and Burnt Sienna
Add shadow color with Phthalo Blue, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.
Highlight using Black and white and Phthalo Blue.
Dark reflections: there are no dark reflections.
Light reflections are Grey-blue.