Daily small paintings- and an occasional larger one-in a quest to refine my craft and above all, enjoy the process
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
You Can Call Me Rusty
This painting is 24x20, and I used a photo I took in Bisbee, AZ for reference. I ended up blending the sky with a round brush, as all the business of the brushstrokes was driving me nuts. The truck is so busy due to the rust; I thought that called for the rest of the painting to be more subtle.
I plan to make a few changes to the Poster Boy when the red paint gets a little dryer. I love the red, but I think it dominates too much and the shape is too boring. I think it would help both the composition and the narrative to add a few more posters. I'll try it, anyway and post the new version.
Thanks so much to those of you who commented. I didn't realize how much I value the feedback. I really really do!
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very nicely done in bold strokes.ReplyDelete
This is a fun painting, Layne. What I most like about it is that to me it looks like it's going to drive forward right off the canvas! Very lively!ReplyDelete
I love it ,I learn something something every time I stop by.ReplyDelete
Layne...a wonderful old piece of rusty metal....well done!ReplyDelete
Love the colors! The composition is really good, too!ReplyDelete