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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: 67Chev4X4] #276558
Tue Sep 27 2011 08:03 PM
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Mitch,
I feel very honored, this coming from a gentleman such as you.

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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276559
Tue Sep 27 2011 08:06 PM
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Someone has asked so here it is...the process:

First cut a piece of paper the same size (9 x 12) and pencil in the idea

Second draw in charcoal on the canvas, then paint the lines. BTW my camera setting was wrong, I work on gray toned canvas.



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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276560
Tue Sep 27 2011 08:08 PM
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The gray was too light (the unpainted areas look white), so I want to cover up that brightness with paint. I usually want the color I start with to influence what goes over it. For example I never paint with pure black (it puts a 'hole' in the canvas) so I want a rich blue to be part of the 'black' in the Polly pump. And to make the pump colors rich, I under paint with the complementary colors.

Then I start adding the top colors. If you see the mottled look on the red pump, that's the green showing through, giving the paint some depth. You can really see what the green under painting does on the fire truck on my toy painting (non-petro) the pump has a thicker layer of reds over it and the under color is more subtle. In other areas I mixed colors wet-on-wet.

The 'sky' is dark as I originally thought I would do a night scene, but changed it in the final painting

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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276674
Wed Sep 28 2011 02:46 PM
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great stuff! ty! keep the artwork coming!!

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: maojunior] #276775
Wed Sep 28 2011 10:41 PM
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Beautiful work, Nicole!
You did good on the Mobilgas shield and globe - the blue border shield always has "a" closed a (1946-62) and the original globes always have an open "a" !

In addition, the open a is the older of the two fonts, seldom used post WWII.

I could ramble about the shields and their a's for a long time, and have done so in the past... ;-)

All the best!
Claes

Last edited by fast66; Wed Sep 28 2011 10:57 PM. Reason: spelling + added info
Re: Petroliana homework [Re: fast66] #277016
Fri Sep 30 2011 02:48 PM
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Thank you everyone.

I've been debating about changing that a, but I think I will keep it as it is. If I fix that, I'll have fix everything! grin cry grin

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