Sunday, January 27, 2019


I am always searching for old subjects to paint. Objects with rust greatly appeal to me. Rust is made when iron is exposed to oxygen over a long period of time. I feel rust helps tell the story that the object is old, weathered and worn. Which means it has been subjected to the effects of weather over many years of use. Creating rust and old peeling paint in watercolor require special techniques. Masking out areas and creating texture with dry brush are two methods I use to create the appearance of rust and peeling paint. I am not sure if our modern vehicles will look as interesting after fifty years of use because of the plastic, aluminum and other material we now use to build our vehicles.

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