"Abandoned Beauty #1", 6 x 5" oil on 3/4" masonite
I took a photo of an abandoned truck that I passed each day on my way to the Carol Marine workshop in Benalto -when in Rome, and all that. (By the way, I decided to camp nearby in my campervan -there is already paint spilled in there, so future paintings will be good -logic according to fishermen wrt blood in a boat!!) I would have painted it plein air, but it was right beside the highway and didn't trust the situation. So I worked it up from my photo, in my van, on the first night of the workshop.
"Abandoned Beauty #2", 6 x 6" oil on gallery canvas
On the 4th day of the workshop we worked from photos, and Carol demonstrated a truck of her own. I thought I would revisit my photo of my truck to see what I could do using some of Carol's brushwork and simplification techniques. This is the result, which took less than an hour, compared to the 2 hours I spent on the first one. It is definitely looser, and was perhaps easier to do on the second try as I was now familiar with the shapes. My hubby likes the first one better -which one do you like better and why?
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