Thursday, May 31, 2012

Antique Van under the Tree

Oil on canvas on panel, 6 x 6 in.

We visited our friends in Bishop the day before our departure. They have an antique van parked in their backyard for many years. They keep talking about getting a rid of this van. There was something I was drawn to about this vehicle, and I really wanted to paint it from life, instead of from a photo. It was  in a tree shade at that time, so it was a bit more challenging than I wished. I wanted to render the details with as few brush strokes as possible by not blending the colors too much. I particularly like how the front grille and bumper turned out.

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