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1955 Chevy Truck


Before you start to paint, have a couple goals. Mine today were to paint loose and capture shadows thrown by a bike in the back of a 1955 Chevy Pick up. Even though I put clouds in the sky in my painting, there was not one above. It was blue sky overhead and a faint smell of cut hay in the crisp September morning air. Continuing our vintage transportation theme this month, I chose to paint husband Gary's Grampa's truck. It has a patina of rust and a collection of like items in the bed including a bicycle. The bike cast shadows over the edge. Light and shadow are tricky to paint and delightful to the viewer. In the live class Tuesday I will lead the group to paint a more accurate version using the photo to make my drawing before we start at 2:00 PM MT. I enjoy comparing the loose sketch and the 2 hour rendition to see which one I prefer. Book your class on www.ShowcaseArtCenter.com or come live to paint this truck Tuesday. Old trucks are popular motifs. Fill your truck with anything you like. Pumpkins in the truck would be a fun fall painting. Have your drawing done on any size paper you wish and come paint with me Tuesday afternoon. Maybe have a cup of hot cider to complete the mood. The video is live now.

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