Painting of bronze is a tradition going back thousands of years but I have been using this technique only very recently to contrast with patination.
Onset is a recent piece that rotates on a scorched oak base. The two sides are completely different.
The reverse features a fine bronze relief pattern which is polished and lacquered. The reverse can be seen on my Facebook page. The front features a contrasting raised pattern in bronze, which is painted rather than patinated, against an oxidised background enhanced with acrylic colour washes.
This sculpture is included in "Environment Absorbed" at the Oil & Water Contemporary Art Gallery in London from 21st May until 14th June.