12rx16 oil on canvas board
This is a first for me, as far as old cars/trucks. It was quite a challenge, and needs more work I see, but I learned a lot.
Critiques are welcome.

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Comment by Sherry Hullender on August 3, 2015 at 6:19

Hi Ningning, It is a true learning experience, and there is always something to learn with art. 

I take the photo with my cell phone, so I will try to keep it still, to keep the focus better.

Thanks for your recomendations, I try to keep all of the comments in my mind next time around.

I also learn from other's paintings and their critiques from the other artist. 


Comment by Ningning Li on July 31, 2015 at 11:42

Sherry, Congratulations for your first one!!! I enjoy your value and colour combination though the photo is a little bit blurry.  Maybe, next time find something to support your camera to keep it staying still.  I agree with Walda's suggestion. Before we are familiar and can calculate well those relationships of angles and distance of the lines to the different points of an subject, to draw a complicated shape like this truck in an fast way  , grid is the best method.  By the way, the shape of your truck is not bad at all. Only that spare tire is bit fat than it should be. I follow what  Nancy mentioned to compare the portion with other parts,it  will be easier to know how big it should be. See you next workshop. Happy painting!

Comment by Sherry Hullender on July 31, 2015 at 9:58


You are right, now I am seeing, I forgot the concept of lost and found edges, but at least i know to try it next time. I think my edges are too sharp on the background.

Comment by Pauline Le Merle on July 31, 2015 at 7:35

This was a difficult challenge Sherry, we learn something new with every painting we complete, keep up the good work, well done you! :-}}

Comment by Sherry Hullender on July 29, 2015 at 10:17

Hi Nancy, i guess next time around I will try to do the tires better, for some reason the tires where harder to do than any of it. Thanks for yours suggestions.

Comment by Nancy Sands on July 27, 2015 at 8:54
Well done on this challenging assignment. I know how difficult it is to get the perspective right. I struggled too. The only suggestion I would make is to look at the spare tire and the one in front of it. I think the eclipse needs to be more narrow because they both seem yo be facing the viewer. I hope that helps.
Comment by Sherry Hullender on July 20, 2015 at 5:56

Thanks Walda for you commments. That would be a good ideal to do a smaller grid with those harder confusing areas. I will keep trying. Those tires where hard to do too.

Comment by Walda Juhl on July 19, 2015 at 12:05

Hi, Sherry! For your first one, I think you did very well!!  I do see the mid line on the hood as too far to the right & back tire looks a little small, but just keep working with the grid.  It does work.  Trust it!  And at first use an even smaller grid to get the details.  I hope this helps!

Comment by Sherry Hullender on July 19, 2015 at 9:04

Thanks Laura, Cristina, Robert and Susan. My husband now wants me to do his 57 Chevy car.  I do love the antique cars and trucks. The grid helped a lot, but it is still off.

Comment by Laura Xu on July 19, 2015 at 4:25

Very nice painted Sherry!


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