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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIP #2: Rusting Through Retirement

Well - this is the second installment of the WIP of the truck. As you can see, I have many hours of painting ahead of me. This painting verges on the illustrative...I like to push this type of painting to the point of illustration, but periodically redeem it through passages of expressionistic watercolor. Time will tell on this one. I am challenging myself to use only mixed color in this one - no color is directly from the tube!

6 comments:

Donna PierceClark said...

WOW, Barb you are REALLY out doing yourself with this one!!!!!!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!!! Paint On, Lady!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Donna...this is a big one and is taking forever!!! Every once in a while I feel the urge to work big!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous patina of time you've captured on the car body! This is amazing and I can't wait to see more!

IrinaSztukowski said...

Very impressive beginning Barb! Love the rustic red!
Thank you,
Irina

Mary Paquet said...

Barb, hope you health issues let up and you can continue with your terrific art. Love this one. The barn part reminds me of our family part. The broken headlight, the grass, and the bright light on the windshield are very effective.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Mary for your encouraging remarks.