Saturday, August 16, 2008
oil on panel, 14 x 24'"
I was drawn to the intense green color on this car, so unusual. Some wonderful abstract shapes resulted from our intense blue sky reflecting into it.
For another view of a Bel Air, see the wonderful painting by Stephen Magsig in his August 15th blog post. I'm terribly jealous of everyone in the Detroit area getting to go to the Woodward Dream Cruise today!
30,000 classic cars!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
oil on panel, 6x8"
Finally! Life has been such that I haven't been able to paint at all for weeks and weeks - finally I received a request for this painting from a friend to give as a gift to Spike's owner. Being on a deadline forced me to concentrate and get back to the easel: and boy, was it fun. My objective was to do this alla prima, keeping the strokes as fresh as possible. That forced me back to the basics of constantly thinking about the relationships of hue, value, temperature and shapes. I found that the painting came together pretty quickly when I kept those relationships in the front of my mind and avoided 'messing about' and endless revisions. Now if I can just apply that lesson to the next painting....