Tuesday, January 11, 2011


..End Of The Road ..10" x 12" .. O/P

I finally got the chance to do a painting of this old car long after spotting it in a farmer's field.
It is not often that I get a chance to paint a car. Come to think of it, I can not remember the last time.
I painted this piece in much the same manner that I would paint any other painting.
The palette for this painting was my usual two blues, two reds and two yellows and titanium white. Although, I did add Naples yellow.
While painting this piece I used a palette knife. In Reality, it was a 'putty knife'. I found it to be an excellent tool for the purpose that I used it. You can see evidence of its use in the snow on the car and with some manipulation, the snow with the grasses in front of the car .
Working with the 'knife' was worth the time and experience not to mention the fun.

'til next..

18 comments:

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
love this painting of yours! One can see the enthusiasm for the subject. You did put together some wonderful colors. It simply is a striking bauty!

Keith Tilley said...

Wow, I love this painting Frank. It lit up the screen when I opened your blog, it's such a striking image.

Bruce Sherman said...

Gidday Loner!... Good one! That's the kinda "FA Edwards" I remember!

Great colour... and nice use of the knife! Very striking piece!

Happy Trails!
Tonto

Rosemarie Borgmann / cel. (47) 8806 5398 said...

Hi Frank!
Your work is always better!
Have a nice day!!

Torsdag 1952 said...

There is a beginning in the end of the road, and your painting is the beginning.

Hallo from Germany
Hartmut

Victor Errington said...

Hi Frank.
Just a quickie and one word, Gorgeous. Talk later and all the best.
Vic.

Nancy Everett said...

nice composition and nice painting!

Jesus Estevez said...

Good painting Frank,when I first saw it I thought you got a new car.

Frank A. said...

Howdy Mariano..Thanks for the compliment. I think the fact that it was winter and the snow was around, it made for more contrast and made the colours jump out.
I see that you are still playing (drawing) with the "Models" ! :) Good for you !
Take care..

Frank A. said...

Kieth, I guess that it is not to late to wish you a "Happy New Year".
Great to hear from you. Thanks for the lovely comment and compliment.
I see by your painting map that you have been putting on the panting miles. ( Do I have a car for you !:) )
I loved your entry back in Nov. on your colour palette. "Thanks "! Lots of great work there as well!

Keep warm !
!

Frank A. said...

Thanks Tonto, Nice to hear from you. Hope this finds all well.

"Good one! That's the kinda "FA Edwards" I remember!"

With all the experimenting and such, I was hoping that I had moved on a little..but it looks like it's back to the future. YUCK, YUCK !
I appreciate the comment and compliment just the same, Bruce, Thanks.. :)
Will do a catch up with you if I can get the pony express to break through..

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Hi Rosemarie, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comment and compliment. It is appreciated.
I enjoyed your blog and the beautiful paintings. Refreshing !

Stay well !

Frank A. said...

Torsdag..How personal and thoughtful your comment is. Thank you very much !

..And a "Cheery Hello" back at you from canada ! :)

Frank A. said...

Thanks Vic.. I appreciate your " Gorgeous " compliment and say, "Thank You".
I see that you are into painting dogs now... Loved the train piece !

All the best to you as well..

Frank A. said...

Thanks, Nancy...Appreciate you saying that ! :)

Take care..

Frank A. said...

Thanks, Jesus. HaHaHa ! Love your sence of humour ! I do not know if I could afford that one and still put gas in it.. Guess that I will have to make due with my old one.
Hope it can make it up for the student exhibition.

Take care.

Chelsea said...
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Frank A. said...

Chelsea.. Thank you very much. I am happy that you like them. I have often said that I would continue to blog as long as I found it fun to do. ;)