A few months ago, I took a workshop with Time Horn, who paints incredible light on buildings and vehicles, among other things. During the workshop, I couldn't resist attempting my first vehicle.
I had two hours until the car pool was leaving so I made haste! The layout (which is basically a drawing with brush and paint) went in quickly and reasonably accurate. I felt like I was on a roll! The wonderful experience was actually observing that the colors on the truck were reflections of the environment - not the truck itself. It is so obvious... but very exciting to truly observe it while painting! Oh so fun!
Of course, I ran out of time. Lucky for me, Tim came over at the last minute and told me to get the highlights in quick - I only had 5 minutes! I wanted to fuss with colors and temperatures, but forgot all of that and just laid in highlights. What a difference that it made!
I have worked a little more on this piece at home but have decided to leave it mainly the way it was in the field... it is too easy to loose the spontaneity that I love so very much.
I will definitely be looking for vehicles to paint in the future!