1958 Ford F250 In Oil
Oil paint on gessoed board, 9X12, 144 hours
I am fairly pleased with this painting. It looks nice. I think my proportions are okay. I am happy with my palette choices, and i have a full range of values here. I was also happy with the way the background turned out. I originally shot this pickup truck in a parking lot at a car show, and wanted to paint it in front of a barn to put it in a rural setting. It came out okay.
My biggest complaint is the time it took. I started this painting for the Ashley Ames Art Auction. After she died the wind kind’a went out of my sails for a while there. But i had really hoped that a 9X12 painting would not take near as long as 144 hours.
Spent a lot of time mixing paint. I used a limited palette of five colors in this, Ultramarine Blue, Rose Madder, Yellow (Holbein’s version of a cadmium yellow medium), Ivory Black and Titanium White.
My second problem with this was trying to paint the details. It was very difficult, even with 000 sized brushes.
And there are still things i need to shore up in my paintings. Still plenty of room to learn and improve.
Comments and criticisms always welcome!
1958 Ford F250 Reference Photograph [link]
Barn Reference Photograph [link]
WIP Animation of this painting. [link]