Painting An Old Car

Contributed by Ron Morrison, Courtney, BC - Canada


I drew on the watercolour paper, which I rarely do...


I occasionally use watercolour pencils just for fun...


I outlined the shapes of the subject...with no real rationale in play...


Primary underpainting....


Blow the stains dry...


Back in with blue and yellow stains...


Palette, use what you have...


Splatter some yellow


More splatter


It doesn't really matter what colours you use for the car...some cerulean here, red there...


You can see that you can't see much of the watercolour pencil left..it has just added a bit of blended flavouring...


Skywork started, blue grays in play


Grass starting to take shape...tree line... This not really about what colours are used..it is about process.


Near mountains, clouds darkened...the shape of the car has been painted around ...negative painting...


The values are settling in as the paint dries...something you always have to keep in mind..interior of the car is detailed..


Car detailed..rigger for the fine dark lines.


Colours on the car richened for greater contrast and gravitas...


I just go where the painting leads me...I could have stopped a couple of steps ago...but I like to push the colours..I like rich watercolour...

 

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