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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Vintage Rainbow Truck

I recently finished this old vintage truck painting - this is one in which I pushed the limit in using color.  I was happy the way it turned out.

The painting is 11" x 11" and is painted on Cansons 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is entirely transparent watercolor. The blues are Antwerp Blue and Ultramarine Blue and the reds are Dragon's Blood and Cadmium Red Light.  The oranges are all mixed from Cadmium yellow and the reds already mentioned and the greens from lemon yellow and Antwerp.

2 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

Beautiful painting
I can almost smell the sweet scent my father's cigar remembering his old truck when I was a kid.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you! That's what art is all about - touching our emotions -art is successful if it elicits a response.