I painted this chisel a while ago. You can read more about my first painting of this tool. I enjoyed painting it so much I decided to give it another shot. I choose pretty much the same composition… Centering the tool and painting it with the lighting coming from the top left. This naturally caused a cast shadow to emerge on the bottom right of the chisel.
What I did differently with this composition was a turned the chisel around. This positioned the concaved cutting edge of the chisel to face away from me. Other than that the painting is very similar to the first one.
The combination of wood, brass and steel was just as exciting to painting the second time around. I used mostly raw sienna and a variety of neutral paints to achieve the shiny brass look. That was definitely fun to paint.