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05-07-2003, 12:15 AM
Working on this for a week now. Still have mask on limbs, highlights on truck and shed windows. Still need to put some glazes on the shed to get rid of purple color. This is from a pic my hubby took a couple years ago.
any comments/critique/help appreciated
05-07-2003, 12:20 AM
Your rust is very convincing. Old rusty cars are not my favorite things, but this is looking really good.
05-07-2003, 12:24 AM
Love your painting!
I new to art myself, but there are a lot of people here who can make helpful suggestions.
The only thing I notice is that the truck and shed seem to be basically the same value.
Maybe there is a way to make the truck stand out more. Hope you don't mind, its just my opinion. :-)
I still love it!
05-07-2003, 12:27 AM
its not one of my favorite subjects either, but my husband wanted me to try and paint it, and a friend fell in love with the first attempt, which I didn't like....so painting her this one...:D
05-07-2003, 12:29 AM
Thanks Carolyn.....your opinion counts....I'm new to watercolor too!! I've still got some layers to put on the shed....should make it darker.
05-07-2003, 12:33 AM
Like I said I am new. So you may want to wait and get opinion of some of the more experienced painters here. :0)
Good luck, and good job so far.
Looking good.........what colors are you going to finsh off the barn ??
Whatever, think I'd cool it down so it tends to recede a bit more..
05-07-2003, 01:42 AM
AL......I underpainted the shed with FUB and aliz...then put brown madder glazes.....I used brown madder on the truck...do you think with the darker undercoat on the shed...the brown madder would still work? I'm not great with colors yet.....tend to just mix till i find something....lol.
thanks for you help
05-07-2003, 01:44 AM
ps...in the reference photo...the shed is red tin....I didn't want to make all the little ridges, so I left them out.....its brighter than the truck.
Your Rusty truck is absolutely perfect! I have seen this so much out in the country. :clap:
05-07-2003, 02:04 AM
thank you Sher......we have lots of this kind of stuff around the Texas Panhandle....lots of windmills, barns, old junk.
How about doing a windmill or windmills? I would love to see
your rendition. I just love your style!
05-07-2003, 04:34 AM
The only Comment I have is: WOW.
Can't see anything to critque here.
05-07-2003, 09:39 AM
Patti, I love old rusty trucks and cars. I think they make great subjects for paintings. I think you have a very accurate painting here, I look forward to your finished project.
Something I use on the little ridges on metal roofing/siding. Is use a wet on wet wash and take a serrated butter knife and drag it in the direction of the ridges. Of course this depends on the distance you are from the subject matter. and the drag has to be very strait, but it is another fun way that is quick. Bob
05-07-2003, 11:01 AM
Bob...I'm confused about the ridges? Are you talking about the rim around the windows, etc??
Thanks for the great compliments!!
05-07-2003, 11:02 AM
ahhhhh......I realized after I posted , that you were talking about the barn.....great idea!!!!!
05-07-2003, 11:28 AM
very nicely done
to make it PERFECT...al's suggestion to move the barn away is a good one
right now, youe values are too close and the truck isn't "popping"
It is technically wonderful...so go another 1/2 mile and make it ZING!!
These are your values now:
This is a little more like what I am suggestiong:
Some good suggestions and forgive us for messing with your pic........but some of us tend to be messers....that a word??....lol
Here's another way to move the barn back.......sorry bit crude but think it makes it pop.......
05-07-2003, 09:50 PM
Thank you Pam and Al. Don't mind at all if any of you "messers" mess with my pictures...lol I learn alot from all of you. Don't know if I'll have much time to paint tonight. Been long day, plumber here all day with hotwater heater, and pumping the basement. Luckily we didn't have anything down there yet.
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