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Monday, April 6, 2015

Old Colorado Truck


This is the latest lesson for my intermediate watercolor painting class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

It is painted on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used Dragon's Blood and Payne's Grey and Sepia for the truck.  I mixed my greens with pthalo blue, cadmium yellow and burnt sienna.  Burnt sienna and pthalo blue make the most wonderful dark green.  I used some raw sienna and yellow ochre with burnt sienna for the ground.

I hope they enjoy painting this - I like it because of the nice shapes in the back of the truck.

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

You do old vehicles so perfectly, Barb. I love this one and found myself thinking about the days when this was a new truck and all the hope that was purchased with it.

Barb Sailor said...

I sometimes think about those things too when I am painting them - it is sort of sad, you know? Here is is derelict old truck with so many memories connected to it.
Thanks for the nice compliment - you are always supportive and I appreciate it.