Hi. Hello. Let’s talk about rusty steel for a moment. Because I’m obsessed enough that everyone should be at least a little concerned about me.
I know exactly where my fixation comes from. My family’s fourth-generation company (Wilmington Iron Works) is the oldest machine shop and repair facility in the Los Angeles area–that place has got some good old metal walls (that I heart). In fact, most of the *digitally-embellished* (hey, I’m an artist) images from this post were taken there. I grew up with this stuff, and when I started creating my metal artwork in my early 20’s, those oxidized, weathered metal walls were my inspiration. And still are.
You know what’s also good? Patinated copper.
Good stuff, good stuff.
Fortunately, for me, the industrial farmhouse vibe (that we’re trying to inflict on our house) nearly depends upon at least a dash of rusty metal. So it’s more than acceptable for me to hoard vintage metal pieces, beat up old buckets, rusty cast iron stars, etc, etc, etc. Right? Right. I love it.
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for some new tutorials that will include lots of lovely oxidized metal. Just trying to bring patina to the people. 🙂
But in the meantime, visit my Society6 shop to check out prints and other products featuring not only some of my original artwork, but also some cool photographed, rusty textures. From now until December 5th, you can get 20% off all products–check it out!
Or a throw pillow: