"Faded Glory -- F150" -- plein air field study -- 11x14" oil -- Margie Guyot
I painted this whole thing with a #8 flat brush. Where was my doggone small brush? That's the good thing about my Ultrex "Ultra" flat brushes: they hold their shape and don't mush out. So I was able to hold the brush on its side to get a narrow edge. The bad thing is that they're not made anymore. Boo-hoo!
That hot, dark green shadow in front of the truck is a mixture of cadmium yellow light and ivory black. It makes a very deep, intense green. Some artists are afraid to use black, but I always have it handy on my palette. As long as you don't use it straight, you're generally safe. It can be wonderful, mixed with things.
The thunderheads were growing huge. I longed to do a 2nd painting of the clouds. Oh, for a second set of arms & another easel! But the temperature kept dropping, the wind was getting stronger and I had no jacket. That's what I get for cleaning out my Explorer! It was back at the studio (along with my little detail brush). Getting too old to do too much suffering for my art (ha ha).