Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Better Days

I found this car on a morning walk in Keene Valley behind the old gas station (now a health club). I was attracted to its patina of rust and paint. I wanted to paint it fast and thickly and play up the rich browns and lavenders. This was a color mixing exercise for me. I bought some new colors , Venitian red being one of them, I won't think twice about how to get certain colors when I am out in the field. Being snowed in last night I worked from several photos I took on site, eliminating other cars in the picture and composing a new background. 10x10in oil on panel