Thursday, September 24, 2009
Relic in the Moonlight and Fog
I just finished this painting for the watercolor class I am teaching on Monday evenings. Every series of 6 sessions I teach has to have one truck painting since, as I have said before, I am obsessed with old trucks. This particular truck has made it into several of my paintings, it is a 1938 Chevy truck - and it has been green, black, blue and now a sort of rusty color. I like this 1938 truck - I am the same age as this truck since I was born in 1938 seventy-one years ago yesterday. Maybe that is why I am so connected to this truck - we share a birth year and this is my homage to my own mortality. We are both relics. Anyway - I love this truck. This painting is 1/8 sheet of cold-pressed Arches which has been cropped to be a little narrower. I am currently hung up on indian red and indigo - so - guess what? This painting is basically indian red and indigo. I hope my Monday painters enjoy painting it as much as I have.