In Sho, 1997, traces of cerulean blue underpainting show through thickly applied layers of olive and a dull verdigris green
, giving the composition a surprising depth.
(The copper and bronze coatings are the real thing, but brass stands in for gold and aluminum substitutes for silver.) Choose from several patina solutions: a verdigris green
, blue, burgundy, rust, umber, white, or blackish gray.