1965 Ford Mustang In Oil
Oil paint on gessoed board, 12X24, about 300 hours
This is my fist shot at a photorealistic painting.
Drew the car onto the board, and that took about ten hours. Sprayed drawing with workable fixative. Then painted all of my value changes in raw umber, obtaining the underpainting that i have posted in my gallery [link]
. This took up to 232 hours of drawing and painting.
After all of the raw umber had dried thoroughly, i then spent some 68 hours mixing and glazing very thin layers of oil color over the raw umber to get the painting you see now.
After spending three hundred hours on one painting, i cannot say that this is a method that i will be quick to try again. In some ways it was easy. In other ways it was more difficult. But i was determined to try a car painting with the full glazing technique, and i am glad i stuck with it.
It is dated October of ’09 because i thought i could get it done before November, but it took too long to dry!
Here is the reference photograph... [link]