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Abandoned – WIP#1&2 (Old Car Pastel Painting)

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I finished the border collie pup painting a week ago – but forgot to take a final photo as I had to rush to get it framed in time to enter it into a show. I’ll have to take a photo in the frame and will post it once I have.

So I have moved on to something new. An old school friend took a trip to the US, travelling around on a Harley, and he took a lot of film/photos, which he shared on Facebook. He has very generously let me use a pic he took of a broken down old car as a photo reference – thanks Richard! I wanted a change from animals, so this was perfect.

This was the first stage of the painting – sketching it in. There was a lot of measuring to get it to look somewhat like the original. This is 16″ x 12″ on Art Spectrum Colourfix in a very rusty colour – perfect for the old bomb!

I started blocking in some colour today. I think the radiator needs a little widening yet, but small details like that will be changed as I work more colour in.

It’s funny, but I had to get the headlights in – just like the eyes of an animal, I had to do them first. Of course, at the moment they are just ellipses of one to two colours, but they are what will draw the eye in once finished I think. Anyway, I’ll see what happens as I add more layers of colour. It’s early days yet.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun, and a challenge, to paint.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

One thought on “Abandoned – WIP#1&2 (Old Car Pastel Painting)

  1. I'm loving this so far!
    It's going to be fantastic when finished 😀

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