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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Built Ford Tough

Well....YES!  I have painted another old truck!  I know...I am obsessed with them.  This painting of an old Ford truck, was painted as the example for a class I am teaching at Riverside Arts Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  Unfortunately, I used an old piece of watercolor paper - Strathmore - which doesn't hold up to the abuse I usually put paper through.  It got pebbles and washy looking right away.  The only redeeming factor was that the subject was an old truck, so it could look abused! :)

6 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Barb love your painting. Have always wanted to tackle painting an old vehicle - yours is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Sailor said...

Debbie - Thank you so much. You really should paint an old car or truck - they are so fun to paint!

Norena said...

Barb, This is one of your best! It looks perfect to me.

Ingrid Ormestad said...

You have some lovely old trucks over the pond ... very well painted! :)

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you Norena! There is something just so fascinating to me about old trucks - and I think they represent rural America so well - the work ethic, etc. from the past.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Ingrid- Thank you so much. I have been painting vintage trucks for over 10 years and have found that people like the paintings - the old trucks touch something deep inside a person, I think!
Yes - we have a lot of them here and most of them are rusted and that makes them even more interesting.
Where are you writing from, Ingrid?