Monday, March 31, 2014
Plein Air 3-30-14
Yesterday was beautiful much like today is, minus the gusty winds. We saw temps in the 50s and 60s. I set out to paint and had it in my mind that I would paint a vehicle, specifically an old truck. I drove and drove and feeling depressed I didn't find anything that caught my eye, I started to head back into town. As soon as I entered town there was this old 50s Ford. I whipped around, pulled in to where it was. It was out in the front of a woodworker's shop (a stair-builder) at the industrial park. I got out and asked how long he'd be there (specifically the truck). He said an hour to hour and a half. I quickly set my easel with a small 8x10 panel and started on this little sketch. The day looked like fall with warm temps and no new growth, a display of greys and ochers. The gravel and background was simple and was a sun-washed high key low chroma kind of deal. It made things easier to paint quickly and simply. 8x10, oil.