Pouring it on a 1950 Chevy, May 5, 2010

1950 Chevy Sedan Delivery, Hillsboro, Texas

Finally, I’m getting this one underway.  I have done two small watercolor sketches of this 1950 Chevy Sedan Delivery that I found north of Hillsboro, Texas, alongside Highway 77.  The owner of the property has graciously allowed me to come on site and take a good look at it, and sketch it on site.

Tonight I began this 24 x 18″ poured watercolor of it.  I can’t wait to get up to my elbows in this composition.  Hopefully I can begin rendering the car tomorrow.  Right now it’s wet, puddly, sloppy, gooey–all of the above.  I used too much water in the mixtures of pigment, and it didn’t take long to turn the entire stretched paper surface into a lake!  I’m going to have to turn out the lights and just let this set up for the night.  Maybe after school tomorrow I can return to it.  I definitely have the itch.   But you know–school.  It’s been a lousy year, trying to find quality time to make art.  If not tomorrow, then perhaps the weekend.

Thanks for reading.

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2 Responses to “Pouring it on a 1950 Chevy, May 5, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Your colors are full of life. Very nice start.

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  2. David Tripp Says:

    Thank you! I’m really looking forward to the weekend. I believe I’ll be able to give this plenty of attention, and will slow down a bit and take my time. I’ve been doing so many quick studies (small compositions) and really am glad to get into a larger piece.

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