Monday, October 24, 2011

Week of October 17th Work

Well this week along with other things I worked on a challenge which we call YOP (Year of Painting)  I am really behind but did do the one for the month of October which was due the 20th and actually got it in on time.  It was a wonderful challenge and something that I don't paint very often but it was fun and interesting.  We paint something different each month and this month it was a lovely red antique truck all spruced up.
This was the photo we worked from.  I altered it a bit as you will see.

I did a total underpainting with Gamboge and then started added various reds quin red, cherry red, (HWC), permanent rose deep (DaVinci), quin rose and later magenta then for the darks CB, BU, and a mix of quin red and blue for purples.  I also had masked some sunspots, definitely would do this differently but this was an experiment.

More modeling of the reflections on the door and putting in some darks and the grills.

Worked on background with various greens sap green, underseas green, quin gold, BU and solme blue for trees and removed some of the masking.

Removed all masking and tried to work on chrome on bumper and wheels and headlights.

Finish.  I was fairly pleased with this challenge.  I think I rushed too much as the end to meet the deadline. I plan to catch up my back months and work on the extremely challenging piece for the month of November.


  1. judy.. this is beautiful!! keep up the good work!!

  2. Gorgeous painting! Love your reds xx