|"Wisconsin and M, Georgetown" 10x10 oil on panel|
I painted this little painting over the weekend using the same process I detailed in my last post. You might find it easier to see what I meant by the spots of color coming together to create the vehicles. They are not drawn beforehand. It works better for me if I lay down the dark colors and then the light ones where I see them forming the correct image. They are really quite loose and it is the placement of the bright splashes of light reflecting on them that gives the sense of realism.
In the road a good deal of my under painting shows through and that helps keep the expanse of road in front of the approaching car from being too flat and poster like. That is fine if that is the style you are going for but that is not what I am after in my own work.
I think I am gaining enough confidence to attempt some much larger paintings than I have been doing. I may discover that the smaller format works best for me but I want to find out. More to come!
Here is the little on site sketch executed in ballpoint in my 4x6 sketchbook