The metal dipper was pretty intense and took a lot of stepping back and forth. I'm guessing it's a dipper, I'm not really sure what the heck it is! The paintings a little lighter than it looks here, I'll have to do some photoshop work when it's all done. I have a wierd color combo for metal; Ivory Black, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre and White. Not sure how I came up with it, but it seems to work and it's a good base to put other colors into when the metal is reflecting or absorbing.I should be able to finish the first pass tomorrow and then wait a week for touch-ups. I'm itching to get started on that fireworks painting.