Sunday, May 22, 2011

That-A-Way Truck-sold

oil on canvas panel 6x8 inches

This old truck in Jerome, Arizona had so much character with that big red arrow...and of course I love painting text, so here it is. It was sitting on the drop-off side of the street (seemed like the whole town was on a cliff!) and the distant valley below showed in the background. Transparent red oxide is perfect for rust, and mixed with ultramarine blue makes a rich black you can swing toward warm or cool. After lunch we followed the big red arrow to the mine and loaded up our cameras with more trucks to paint! Whoopeeee! Can't wait!


  1. What a wonderful workshop you have had. Sounds like you experienced it all, including the crazy weather. Love this truck. Wonderful cropping and love all the soft loose greens around it. Great use of light on it too.

  2. Karen, this is fabulous, especially the very convincing distance behind the truck.
    I am heading to Sedona Friday for a week of painting. I am so glad you alerted me to the very changeable weather. I'll pack accordingly ;)


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