The Challenge of a Vehicle...

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.

Out Back of the Shed
Out Back of the Shed

 

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.

Tim Horn Workshop cropped 72
Tim Horn Workshop cropped 72

I will definitely be looking for vehicles to paint in the future!