Painting in the Car
Outside: seven degrees, wind chill minus 15F, bright winter sun. Inside the car: warm enough so that I didn’t see my breath, warm enough so that the watercolors didn’t freeze, warm enough to take my gloves off. A temporary win. After weeks of being inside, I was determined to try my hand at painting in the car. It’s less than ideal by any measure, but not without merit. The end result is a little muddy and overworked, but not bad for an hour’s outing on a frigid day.
And I know how little the interior of your car is..! I think it looks great for limited elbow room ; )
The green on the barns has such a great”punch” surrounded by all the white stuff.
Yeah, it’s messy. The paint runs down the trays because the seat isn’t level. I forgot paper towels to wipe up excess moisture and keep things clean, tried tissues (not absorbent!), and was glad I had a rag in my glove box. My heavy coat mades for extra bulk in the front seat. But, still…I was glad to be out in that winter sun.
Love this Jean!
Thanks Darienne. It’s a well loved place.
Hoping you were not driving:-D
Now that would be taking things to a whole new level!
But just imagine an even more loose style! We may all be onto something here!
From the outcome, I’d never have suspected you might have been cramped or cold. It’s a beauty.
I agree with Bri, I think it’s lovely. I’d be thrilled with this if I had created it. I like your idea of working in the car; I need to try it!
Thanks for your nice feedback. Car painting is definitely constraining, but I liked getting out, being someplace different, and forcing myself to make the time productive. Give it a go!
I definitely will! Thanks for the inspiration!
I think it’s a beautiful sketch Jean, and not overworked at all. Great composition and colour!
I take that as a high compliment from the Master of Car Painting! I might not have gone out if I hadn’t been inspired by your shadows on snow.