Thursday, July 9, 2015

Massey Ferguson 1 - A Work in Progress

Today I went to Joanne Carlen's farm in Hastings, Ontario with the Outdoor Painters' Group. It is the first time in quite a while that I was able to go out on location and paint with them.

I took many photographs while I was there of things I would like to paint, but knew I didn't have enough time to do all of them.

I finally decided to do a painting of their Massey Ferguson tractor and in the not too distant future I will also do a painting to match it of our Allis Chalmers.

I had brought along some pieces that I had already started a few years ago (see post on 07 July 2012) with just the sky painted. I used the one called Blue Sky C and its name is now changed to Massey Ferguson 1.

I lightly sketched in the main parts of the tractor and with bright red put in the under paint for the red on the tractor.

With a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I put in the tires and some of the dark parts of the tractor motor.

With a light wash of burnt sienna with a touch of the dark mix added, I dry brushed in the areas on tractor motor that had discolouration from oil stains.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have completed the tractor and added the background.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and look at the artwork. I hope you will return often.

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