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05-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Title: Diamond T Grille and Lites
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This one is sort of in your face. Complementary color scheme. The chrome was a real project. I probably painted on this truck longer than any of the others.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Please give any comments an criticisms you can see.
05-14-2009, 11:45 AM
Amazing. I can't find anything to complain(critique) about here.
05-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Love how you have come in close to concentrate on the abstract qualities/attributes of what normally would be a nostalgic image. I am really taken by the fact that you have managed to avoid the hyperreal/photo-real and kept your painting technique relatively loose. The work on the chrome testifies to what a labour of love these paintings are for you. Wonderful. Nothing to say but bravo!
05-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Be proud, be very proud!!!
05-14-2009, 12:52 PM
My favorite so far, but then again I think I say that each time your post a new one - guess I love 'em all!
05-14-2009, 01:17 PM
It is permeated with the human presence...camera work and photo realism kill the emotion that here seems to bleed emotionally into each stroke of paint. Wonderful painting.
05-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Comparing this to your last two, I feel like you've achieved wonderful simplicity of composition. The painting skill is constant but in a gallery, this is the one which would attract me.
To my eye, the painting would work even better if it were higher key. The values in your painting have the look of a somewhat underexposed photo and that can be effective as an atmospheric device but I apend an alternate view as to how a higher key treatment would look.
05-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Great job with the Chrome! Very beautiful work, I love the character this car has!
05-14-2009, 03:20 PM
The reflected light on the chrome is great.
05-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Absolutely no crits at all.
05-14-2009, 06:17 PM
05-14-2009, 06:49 PM
I agree with Allan:
"I am really taken by the fact that you have managed to avoid the hyperreal/photo-real and kept your painting technique relatively loose."
05-14-2009, 07:16 PM
Superb - absolutely superb. The key you struck is so right for the age of the subject and the close up view. Like a woman of a certain age is better complimented by candlelight than neons :) Bravo!
05-15-2009, 12:51 AM
I love your work and this is excellent. By far one of your best.........Lenore
05-15-2009, 01:25 AM
I have to agree with tg, but its an excellent opus anyway. I would really like to know how you get the chrome so realistic with paint.
05-15-2009, 07:57 AM
I don't often comment on old rusty vehicles, unless they almost take my breath away. Guess what.. :-)))
05-19-2009, 12:24 PM
Thank you all for the compliments. This one took a long time, but I feel pretty happy about the outcome. I am trying to slow down and create more detailed pieces. Also I am looking for new topics besides trucks, but I am having trouble weaning myself from painting them.
05-19-2009, 12:30 PM
Or at least, Monster Trucks.
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