Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Project

I'm back to work on another painting.  I took the photo of the truck when I was in Yuma a couple of years ago.  The image of the Jack Rabbit I have had in my reference stash for quite sometime. I used photoshop elements to place the rabbit into the photo of the truck.  That was my first time playing with my composition on photoshop elements...it really helped with placement and perspective.  Once I was happy with the composition, I printed it off for a reference.  I wanted the image bigger than 8x10 so I printed off sections and than taped it together.  Here it is......
Next comes the sketch........
I did enlarge the jack rabbit a bit and pulled him a way from the truck.  In the event, I paint the shadows as seen in the photo, I didn't want the rabbit to be completely in shade.  Sketching that grill was tedious and time consuming, but worth the effort. For an old forgotten truck, the grill was in remarkably good shape and still has a little bit of shine to it.
Here is the result of my first painting session.  It has been a long time since I painted anything other than animals and it took me a while to "get in the groove".  I'm really looking forward to getting into the main body of the truck.  It is going to be great fun...all those different colors and shapes.  I 'm still trying to decide what to do in the background, probably some distant mountains.
I'm using DecoArt Traditions Acrylics on a 11x14 gessoboard.  Questions and Comments are always welcome!

1 comment:

deborahspalette said...

You are off to a great start, I can't wait to see the finished painting. Many Blessings, Deborah