This one was fun; a dance between too much detail and not.
Here’s some shots of the process:
Above is the photo I took of the logging truck while visiting a local motorcycle repair shop. The owner had several old antique logging vehicles on his property. I thought they were worthy of a painting.
Below is a gallery of shots depicting the process or steps I am using to achieve the final paining. The painting is ongoing so come back often to check out my progress. So far, so good.
Here are the colors used: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Red Deep, Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Hooker’s Green Light, Hooker’s Green Deep, Phthalo blue, Ultramarine Blue, Payne’s Grey.
I’m back onto my painting horse. Close to my home there is a motorcycle shop called, Smokers-N-Strokers. They are a bunch of great guys that repair, build, and refurbish motorcycles, Harley Davidsons in particular.
On the property there are several old antique logging machines resting and rusting gently in the vegetation. Below is my latest work of one of the machines, painted from a photograph I took. Sorry for the watermark. Enjoy!
Here’s the process of how the project was completed.
Below is an image of my most recent painting, completed on May 15, 2017. This is Barnes Creek, an inlet stream to Lake Crescent in Washington State.
The day was beautiful, sometime around early afternooon. I tried to capture the reflective light quality on the water. Below is the process that got me to the final painting.
This old Ford was sitting in a field not far from the house. I parked, ran out and snapped a picture, then high-tailed it back to my car before the property owner came out.
Glad I got a shot of it, because I recently noticed that it has disappeared from where it had been resting. Hope it found a good new home.