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PMurphy42
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

patti

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2003/20210-old_rusty_truck_wip_copy.jpg

mhimeswc
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.

Michelle

sweetbabydill
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!
Carolyn

PMurphy42
05-07-2003, 12:27 AM
Thanks Michelle

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

patti

PMurphy42
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.

patti

sweetbabydill
05-07-2003, 12:33 AM
Patti-
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.
Carolyn

al22
05-07-2003, 12:39 AM
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..
......al

PMurphy42
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

patti

PMurphy42
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.

patti

Sher
05-07-2003, 01:49 AM
Patti
Your Rusty truck is absolutely perfect! I have seen this so much out in the country. :clap:

PMurphy42
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.

patti

Sher
05-07-2003, 02:51 AM
Patti,
How about doing a windmill or windmills? I would love to see
your rendition. I just love your style!

Phillip
05-07-2003, 04:34 AM
The only Comment I have is: WOW.

Can't see anything to critque here.

nailbender
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

PMurphy42
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!!

patti

PMurphy42
05-07-2003, 11:02 AM
ahhhhh......I realized after I posted , that you were talking about the barn.....great idea!!!!!

patti

pampe
05-07-2003, 11:28 AM
Patti

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:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2003/4054-rusty_truck_wip_copy.jpg

This is a little more like what I am suggestiong:


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2003/4054-rusty_truck.jpg


Pam

al22
05-07-2003, 11:41 AM
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.......

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2003/8880-pu.JPG

..................al

PMurphy42
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.

thanks everyone

patti