Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Ol' Ford ..10" x 12" ..o/p
Why would you ever want to paint something like that ? That is not my thing ! Who would want that ?
I feel sure that more than one artist has heard that same comment in his/her painting lifetime. There are days when for whatever mood or feeling strikes you, you will want to paint what moves you. Perhaps it is just a feeling of 'breaking away' or exerting a 'strike for your artistic freedom'. .."Dang, it is my painting and I just felt like painting that old car !"
I covered the rough gesso textured panel with thin coloured washes as suggested by the local colours of the scene. These washes (OMS medium) were then evaporated using a hair dryer.
From there, I used a rag to wipe out areas of wet colour were I wanted to rough in the suggestion of the car in this instance, the sky and some lighter spots in the background. I then drew or suggested my composition with a small brush and paint.
My limited palette was one of warm and cool of each red ,yellow and blue. Again, I worked in different areas of the panel as to bring the painting to its' overall finish at roughly the same time.
I adjusted the values in some areas and had to darken others.
It is "sketchier" in many areas compared to some of my other pieces, ...and it felt good, it felt free !
'til next ..