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Airbrush Utah topaz

Posted by Pierre Rondelez  
Airbrush Utah topaz
December 19, 2010 02:05PM
    
OK Harjo,
here it comes:
my Thomas Range Utah Topaz airbrush.



I must admit: after a photo in a Mineralogical record from a long time ago, forgot to write down the author of the photo and the owner of the specimen.
To both: sorry for not giving yoy the credit you deserve, if anybody recognizes the photo, please mention both the names.......
Thanks for all the positive comments on the previous airbrush, it is a great boost!
Hope you enjoy this one (one of my favourites),
Pierre



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/24/2011 05:28AM by Rock Currier.
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Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
December 19, 2010 04:54PM
WOW



great airbrush photo.


Byron
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December 19, 2010 05:17PM
    
Absolutely incredible! You somehow managed to capture the luster perfectly. Thanks for sharing your awesome works!

Dana
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December 19, 2010 05:26PM
    
Nice!
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December 19, 2010 08:25PM
    
Pierre,

Really nice painting.

I know this piece very well, as I found it in 1993. I found it Memorial Day, 1993. It came from about a two foot pocket, which was one of the best pockets I have ever collected. All and all, the pocket had ten really fine specimens, and then another 20 or so crystals. This is one of the finest topaz ever collected in Utah.

At the time, the piece we named the Cockscomb, and it is pictured in John Holfert's book on the Thomas Range. He later called it the airplane topaz.

The sad story to this piece is that it was stolen, while Steve Allred was setting up a display of topaz we mined to show everyone. A sad, but very true story.

I would love to know if anyone ever sees this piece, we would really like to get it back someday, so everyone can properly see it.

Best Regards,

Ryan
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December 19, 2010 11:14PM
    
Thanks Pjero, absolutely fab!
Ryan, what a sad story! I truly hope the specimen will show up some day soon!
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
December 20, 2010 01:42AM
    
Byron said it all.

Bob
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December 20, 2010 02:14AM
    
A remarkable likeness! My husband uses an airbrush to paint models, never thought to use it to paint mineral portraits.

Great technique!

stephanie :)
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December 20, 2010 02:19AM
    
Excellent airbrushing technique! wonderful specimen -
thanks for sharing both ( and the specimen's provenance, Ryan!) :)

cheers, Colleen
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
December 20, 2010 08:29AM
    
Ryan,

Thanks indeed for the specimen's background but what a tragic ending...
To all, thanks for the positive comments....
To Stephanie: your husband should have a go...you never know and I would love to see other air-brusher's results on mineral painting.
To Byron: not an airbrush photo but an airbrush painting (acrylic on board)..

Pierre



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2010 08:32AM by pierre rondelez.
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
December 20, 2010 05:31PM
    
Absolutely great!
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December 21, 2010 08:29AM
    
Excellent Pierre
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July 23, 2011 09:03PM
    
absolutely amazing!
Rowan
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July 24, 2011 05:02AM
    
Superb rendering Pierre, and Ryan I hope this one comes back to you.
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July 24, 2011 04:35PM
    
Totally surreal. Excellent job!
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August 02, 2011 05:18PM
    
Awesome Painting!>:D<>:D<>:D<>:D<>:D< Looks Amazing!

-Matthew
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
August 02, 2011 09:03PM
    
Fantastic!!! Jaw dropping. So good it looks like a photo. John S.
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
August 02, 2011 10:32PM
Pierre,

This is a superb painting. I collect mineral art of all types, and once tried my hand at airbrush renderings of minerals.

Have you considered selling prints ? I would buy one.

I presume the original was gouache and pencil.

Iwata or Paasche ? Or some other airbrush ?

~Bart
Anonymous User
Re: Airbrush Utah topaz
February 26, 2012 12:13AM
Hello Pierre,
Some years ago i wrote an article on you for Rocks & Minerals magazine. I am trying to contact you regarding a second article I would like to ask you to participate in with one of your paintings. I can be contacted at: susanmrobinson@hotmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you,
Susan
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