Often times I start a painting, get frustrated with it, take it off the easel and set it aside, put it back on the easel a few days later, get frustrated, set it aside again and so on. Most often these frustrating paintings eventually get covered and the surface used for a totally different painting. Occasionally I'm actually able to make the painting turn the corner and turn into something worthwhile, that is what happened with this one.
|"Yellow 1953 Buick", Acrylic 12" X 16"|
This is a 1953 Buick classic car. I started this painting a couple months ago and it did a couple stints on the easel, the third time was the charm. The car in my reference photo that I took at a local car show was actually kind of a pale green, I decided it needed to be something more dynamic and painted it yellow. I painted this one mostly with brushes with highlights applied with a palette knife and thick paint. I kept it loose and impressionistic. I also added some splatters at the bottom. I kept the background abstract in blue and violet.