Sunday, 30 March 2014

Still Working

Pleased with my last painting -Wine and Song I thought I might start a new series (in addition to adding to my Pure Aussie Wool series) with a Wine theme. My friend who has had a successful vineyard gave me some reference material and bits and pieces I might be able to use for collage. Amongst these bits and bobs was a great reference photo from a few years back with her husband riding on a trusty old tractor in bright light. I thought I would have a try at a quick study - a sort of practice shot with the view of incorporating it into a bigger painting.I started with a few oil pastel highlights on the vines and as the painting hit that middle stage I sensed it was going well so decided to carry on and complete it as a proper painting. Palette of colours - French Ultramarine Blue, Indigo,Green Gold, Winsor Yellow, Perm Rose,a little Burnt Sienna ink.
The title might be a bit cheeky as it can refer either to the trusty,rusty, tractor or to its rider!


Still Working
Mixed media (mostly watercolour) on a 1/4 sheet (28.5cm x 38cm) 300gsm paper.



12 comments:

  1. Love the ambiguity of the title! It is painted well considering it started as a quick study. Love it

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  2. Wow, Lorraine great job on this piece! Love the subject, and your darks on the tractor make everything pop.

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  3. Awesome Lorraine , love the subject and the warm sunny colors . I admire how you did all the motor stuff and the title is GREAT ! Have a nice sunday.

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  4. Ho I love this Lorraine! The driver took some time to pose for you but looks so at ease and contented up there.The greeneries are beautiful. Happy day to you! :)

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  5. Love how you mixed oil pastels with watercolor - would have never considered that. The result is fantastic, and for just a sketch, you should go far with all the possibilities this will open up for you, Lorraine.

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  6. Nicely done and I 'm really impressed with your greens.

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  7. Great light in this, Lorraine! Love the detail and negative painting on the tractor. Glad you completed it as a proper painting!

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  8. Dear Lorraine - this is lovely...your idea of using oil pastels on the vines to give hi-lights was a nice touch. I also so admire you could get those tractor tires just right too. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great title! Beautiful light and greens, wonderful work on the tractor and the figure. I think I will be enjoying your new wine theme, Lorraine! Cheers!

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  10. What a lovely idea for a new series Lorraine. Looking forward to seeing how it develops. What a complicated subject to tackle which you have painted so beautifully. The whole scene has a natural and realistic feel to it.

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  11. Thank you dear blogging friends for your comments and feedback on this painting. I am pleased to have been able to handle all those dreaded greens required in this one.

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  12. bright and cheerful ...a subject.close to my heart we make our own wine lorraine

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