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How to paint silver

Tim Gustard demonstrates how he paints silver objects using acrylics, giving plenty of advice on how to achieve realistic reflections
The Untitled Volume, acrylic, 121⁄2x101⁄4in (32x26cm).

The decanter is almost pure silver laid over a heavy glass moulding. It drives me insane when I have to keep rubbing out to redraw a pattern like this. As ever the outline was drawn precisely and the wine painted inside the decanter; the pattern was then drawn over a day and a half and underpainted in a mixture of white, cobalt, raw sienna and burnt umber, depending on how dark I wanted it; then I began turning it into silver. There are many edges to catch the light and internal reflections, and it’s observing those that creates the illusion. A very time-consuming painting but so rewarding

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Take your drawing and painting to the next level with inspiration, guidance and advice from this month's top contributing artists and tutors. Cover artist, David Parfitt, shares how it's possible to work through a non-productive period to paint your best painting yet. Haidee-Jo Summers invites you to paint everyday, unarranged objects to discover more about design and composition. We also include demonstrations showing how to apply the one-stroke watercolour method, use a variety of techniques to enliven your watercolours, paint silver objects and reflections in acrylics, achieve the texture of rocky landscapes in pastels, use photographs as a memory aid, bring a portrait to life in oils, capture animals' expressions, and much more. Whatever your subject matter or preferred medium, there's something for everyone, and when you've created your best work, enter our 2019 open competition for a chance to see your work exhibited, published in The Artist, and win one of 40 prizes worth over £17,000!