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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grunge Truck

This painting is finally finished.  I finished it this afternoon in our Thursday afternoon painting group with the Muses.  I am calling it Grunge Truck, because that is what Pamela Baker titled the photograph I used as my source.  The painting is 22" x 28" and is painted on 300 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.  Many thanks to Pamela for the source photo and to Brenda Vogt for the very wonderful sheet of watercolor paper.  This painting was a challenge, but I am happy with the results.

18 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I absolutely love this, Barb,

xoxo

Beads2yarn said...

Beautiful painting. I like everything about this. The colors are fabulous

Studio at the Farm said...

This was a challenge ... lots of detail.

AutumnLeaves said...

Barbara, I think this is a beautiful painting. I so love old antique cars and trucks as subjects of a painting. Your own pieces in this genre are exquisite. In fact, one of the reasons I searched to re-find your blog (I had it long ago, then lost it and kept looking until I found it again), is because of an old vehicle piece you did a couple of years ago that just left me awed. This one is just the same for me. I love it!

jgr said...

WOW! This is amazing! stunning! did I mention AWESOME! Thank you for the inspiration.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb...one of these days I will find the nerve and time to do one of these myself! This is just so wonderfully done and inspiring! All of your textures are just right on.

asmalltowndad said...

love your art and I have a soft spot in my heart for old trucks, so this is great!

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you, Vicki. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Barb Sailor said...

beads2yarn...I am glad you like the colors because they are a little unusual - I mixed them up ahead of time and they are some very unorthodox mixtures.

Barb Sailor said...

Studio at the farm...yes - there is lots of detail and it was about to drive me nuts at one point! :) Thanks for commenting.

Barb Sailor said...

AutumnLeaves...Yes - I definitely love old cars and trucks - especially the old trucks and I have been painting them for some time. The wonderful thing is that there seems to be no limit to how many old trucks there are out there once you start looking! :)
I am glad you re-found my blog because I love your comments!

Barb Sailor said...

Jane...Thank you for your kind comment...you are always so encouraging.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - thank you for commenting at a time when free time is limited for you. I hope you are recovering from your accident quickly and with a minimal of pain. I know that if you do a truck painting it will be perfect!

Barb Sailor said...

small town dad - thank you for visiting and commenting! I love your blog!

Barbra Joan said...

Barb,, I too remember seeing your other old truck paintings . and so loved them.. this one is fantastic.
bj

Gillian said...

Love it, love it , love it!

(Hey - my verification word is 'inking'! Maybe they're getting artistic too)

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan...thanks so much! As you know, I love vintage trucks!Thanks for commenting.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Gillian - "Inking!" -isn't that a coincidence? Yes they are getting artistic in their word choices.