Sunday, November 15, 2009

Red Tractor II 169

It felt great to produce a large piece this weekend after what seemed like an endless sea of small pieces. This piece is the cream of the crop for the pieces for Southern Palettes auction this weekend. I used a bit of the old and a bit of the palettes i normally use for this piece. After being exposed to the Vasari grays, I don't think I could ever live without them. Either way, it has helped me to see the grays in everything and use them to my advantage. This piece also has a minimal use of the palette knife and I worked on it in 2 sessions over 2 days. I didn't enjoy doing it that way, but I wasn't so tired and sore, but I had cartoons to do and just didn't have the 8 hours it usually takes to paint a large alla prima painting.


  1. I love this piece. I think sometimes when you paint larger pieces or lanscape you lose what makes your work special with the small still lifes.
    I really like this piece b/c it is like the best of both worlds. Don't lose the "choppyness" in your paintings. It's what makes you unique. Oh- and I do love the greys. KB