Tuesday, September 15, 2009

22"X30" water color

For this painting, I did an under drawing for structural soundness. Then I went to town with big strokes and lots of water, trying to work quickly both for reasons of time management and because I wanted a loose, stylistic look. I experimented with dropping water into almost-dry paint and also let some dripping happen to get some nice effects. I'm not entirely happy with the grill of the truck, I feel like I could have addressed it better, more like the rest of the painting, with a looser hand. It also looks as though I missed a couple of spots in a rush, up next to the driver's side window... oops. Otherwise, I'm pleased with the way the style lent itself to the subject.

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