Tuesday, January 25, 2011

R.I.P. ..11" x 14" ..O/P

I just could not resist painting the other side of the truck with the open door. To me, the open door was an eye catcher with a natural sense of humour. It cannot help but conjure images, serious or humorous, as to the "why" of it. And the "No Trespassing" sign ?
The support for this painting was a Masonite panel with two coats of gesso. No under coat of my reddish orange was applied to the panel. I tryed to keep the texture of the brush stroke as I applied the second coat.

Again, the palette for this piece remains the same as for previous paintings.

As for the method, I tried intentionally to lay in the darkest colours in the shadow areas and used a "wipe out" method to lighten the values. For further lightening, I used some mineral spirits on the rag or paper towel to remove the paint. Doing this, allowed me to be able to add a further stain or wash of colour over the area. Most areas were handled this way or with a dry brush effect. Smaller details were added at the time I felt the painting was about finished.

The painting was definitely a valuable, continuing experiment.

'til next..


Alice said...

I've enjoyed your "snow" paintings, Frank.
They have a refreshing spontaniety about them. :)

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Frank,
very nice; i think i know of the why of the no transpassing sign. They don't wont nobody close to the car. Be careful out there You never know! Almost forgot, keep worm!

Frank A. said...

Hi Alice,

Please accept my apology for taking so long to answer your post.
I am happy that you have enjoyed the "snow" paintings.

"They have a refreshing spontaniety about them. :)"

Thank you for mentioning your kind observation of the painting,...hey, and for the 'smile'. :)

Frank A. said...

Mariano, haha ! Thank you.

"Be careful out there You never know!"

You mean, like I might get attacked by a "junker" ? ! hahaha..

Keeping warm up here.. :)Thanks !

Jesus Estevez said...

Good painting, lots of character,ei Frank are you trying to sell that track? At least the door opens.

Frank A. said...

Jesus, Thanks a lot ! haha..

"At least the door opens."

Yes, that is a good thing, but I am not so sure that it closes.
It is off the market, but if you are interested.... :)

Take care..

csmathi said...


Frank A. said...

csmathi, Thank you very much.

Delilah said...

Great old truck

Frank A. said...

Delilah..Thank you for the compliment.
I enjoyed your blog and some of the blogs that you read often.
Nice !
Good luck with your art career.