Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Painting Progression: "Too Far Gone"

My new painting, "Too Far Gone", was created from an iPhone photo I took while searching for reference pictures with my dad. He drove me to Shoemaker Dairy Farm in Hopewell, NJ for the beautiful architectural barns. After talking with the older gentleman who lived at the farm, we walked around the property for different vantage points and stumbled across this awesome Mack truck. I couldn't resist taking some photos of it!

I loved working with the colors in this painting; especially the rust of the truck. This was my first painting that features a vehicle as a main subject within a landscape and I was enamored with all of the shapes and values. I'd like to do a series of abandoned trucks found on the side of the road that have become consumed by their surroundings.

"Too Far Gone" - Acrylics on Gessobord - 8" x 10" by Kimberly English © 2015

Below is the painting progression video, enjoy!