Friday, 22 January 2016

Day 23 - End of the Line



 
Acrylic on board 16cm x 16cm
Mostly palette knife
 
I was SO thrilled with the outcome of this one. I practically had to tie my arms down to guard against adding more detail and spoiling the lovely unprecedented looseness I had achieved. The palette knife is such a wonderful tool for enforcing a looser style - something I find very hard to do normally.
 
I painted from a photo I took around 26 years ago when visiting the old farm where I had spent my childhood. Several old decrepit cars were still quietly rusting away in the car graveyard near the shed where Dad had left them many years earlier.
 
 

26 comments:

  1. So COOL! Good luck with the rest in the challenge!

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  2. Lovely painting of a childhood memory.

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  3. This is great - love the knifework! I can understand why you were so excited at the result.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Susan! I appreciate your visit!

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  4. WOW - I also share your excitement. I Love the looseness while capturing the "spirit" of the truck

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    1. Thank you Marty! I'm so pleased you like it!

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  5. I love the effect you got on the car using the palette knife! How great to capture a memory from the past.

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    1. Thanks Joan! I've been enjoying the palette knife.

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  6. This is such a fun rendition - love the spontaneity! I can so identify with sometimes "over-painting" - I struggle with that all the time! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much Debi! Yes, it is something I struggle with all the time too.

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  7. Wonderful painting -- such a cool treatment. Love the palette knife.

    XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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    1. Thanks so much Barbara! The palette knife is so much fun!

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    1. Thanks so much Margaret. Loved visiting Kalgoorlie via your blog!

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  9. Oh wow, this is awesome ! Love how you painted that old car and the trees behind too are super !

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    1. Thanks Jane, I'm glad you like the trees too. Love your latest portraits!

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  10. Dear Wendy - you should be thrilled. Such a successful painting. Made me think about my Dad's farm and some old cars that rusted away too. Amazing how similar our childhood memories are my friend. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! Yes, the similarities are very interesting. I guess, it is too far from anywhere to get the vehicles towed to a wrecking yard. I think old rusting vehicles make for great landscape art!

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  11. Wendy I just realized you were doing the 30 day challenge this month! Your paintings are wonderful, this one is a favorite of mine! Great work!

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  12. great job getting that old rusted look to the car :D

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