Lobentruck, stage 1 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas
I have started a little side project, just for kicks. Upon seeing the the sinking tractor painting, my friend David sent me a photo of a sinking truck, to which I replied, "hey, why don't we both do a painting from this and see how differently they come out?"
David, who is a good sport, readily accepted. I asked him to set the parameters for this challenge and he proposed a deadline of mid December, and on a support of 16 x 20.
David likes to work big, but I was thinking more like 9 x 12 so I thought "yikes". But I am not one to shrink from such a challenge (which accounts for my many failures) so I dove right in.
What I've shown here is the first stage - the wash - of that process. David thought it'd be a hoot to record the progress (David thinks the whole world is a hoot) and I must admit, it sounded like a good idea to me too. If anything, it'll keep me accountable.
The project has evolved a bit, and now he's assigned his students to do the same in charcoal and watercolor (two different classes). It'll be interesting to see the result, to say the least.