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1958 Ford F250 In Oil by Daniel-Storm 1958 Ford F250 In Oil by Daniel-Storm
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 kindía 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 (Holbeinís 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]
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:iconaya-wavedancer:
Let me start with this comment. Most vehiclular art I see here of a more traditional nature comes from people who are developing technique and usually very young individuals, or the work is good but tends not to be of subjects that really interest me, or the work is legitimate professional work, which until now I've only see maybe than half a dozen top-notch people that come readily to mind on DA that do automotive art.

This could have worked as a period advertisement for Ford and reminds me of ads I've seen like those in period. It's quality and has that pro-level commercial feel to it. Solid composition, complimentary choices of colors in the background to set the truck off nicely, the evocation of a nice sunny day in the rural US, it all works. The other thing I really like about this is the truck looks right and doesn't appear to be misshapen or misporportioned. Much of what I see from the "beginners" here is. Ths reflections on the truck also work. Not too glinty or bright, but paint in that era wasn't, and this is a work vehicle, not a show car.

I hope I was able to help you and to encourage you. I've seen a lot of lesser stuff of this genre on DA, and in my personal point of view, yours ranks with the "real" automotive artists here, and it also has your personal touch to it and is different from the others I also respect in every good way possible. I hope you'll share more of your work here and I look forward to seeing more. It leaves me with a smile and a very appreciative feeling rather than an eyeroll. :)
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconfanofchocolate:
FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
i'm really impressed but i'm always impressed by what you're doing !
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconfanofchocolate:
FanOfChocolate Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
;)
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:iconcostage:
costage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconnrekkvan:
Nrekkvan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Great illustration!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconcordog69:
cordog69 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. I could never get the hang of painting. You chose a great background. I love it.
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you very much! :clap:
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debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fabulous! :D
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much! :wave:
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beefa270 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Love it !!!!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconprestonthecarartist:
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Photographer
wow!
there's one of these near where i live. you can just barely see the front poking out from behind his shed.
same colors and everything!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Cool!
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:iconmohn-blume:
mohn-blume Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thats amazing! :cuddle:
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Truck almost looks brand new
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Yes...the owner worked his rear end off for five years restoring this old work horse.
It's really great to see in person. [link] :)
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:iconbioshock140:
Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconcitizenxcreation:
CitizenXCreation Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You know, you could turn this into a vintage Ford poster. Nice work.
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconfranksart:
franksart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Your paintings are flawless. They remind me of car ads from long ago, only better. I also like your aesthetics. Again, the craftsmanship is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing all your work.
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Thank you so much for taking a look at my work! :wave:
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:iconlatsole:
latsole Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
So natural !
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Thank you for that! :)
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arodmp Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
the realistic nature shows the level of talent for this..amazing
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconarodmp:
arodmp Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
your welcome
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clark-ars Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
This art reminded my childhood memories. I use to see a lot of these cars in my country.
Amazing art job!!!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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tabs8188 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This is my favourite piece that you have posted! I love the colour pallet and your choice to only do selected areas for details. The barn boards makes the image complete and really brings out the perspective of the truck. Love it!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconkwangrae:
KwangRae Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Nice picture!
It looks like photograph!
:)
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconkwangrae:
KwangRae Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Anytime!
:)
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Ganankoipi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all your car paitings :heart:
So realistic, great proportions and exellent shadings and highlights :la:
Background is also beautiful.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Ganankoipi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome :dummy:
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lupstr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this one.The color of the truck definitely stands out against the backround.The highlights and shadows are amazing.I have never painted with oils. I heard they are challenging.You are a natural with them.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Thank you! I love oils! All paint is challenging in its own way. My wife does watercolor...all of that meticulous pre-planning! It drives me crazy! To me oils are so much easier. It all depends on what one is suited for. :)
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josue64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Artist
I really love this painting. Your style is excellent. Looked at your entire gallery and I can see the growth in your work. I also love the details you include about your thought process, the tools, and the technique. Cheers.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
awesome! nice work! looks very beautiful!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Thank you for that! :wave:
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EvilLuigi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for a sencond i thought is this really a painting!? Keep up the good work!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you very much! :wave:
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