A Little Rusty
8 x 10, oil, plein air
I painted this truck in "plein air" which is just a French term that means "outside in the open air." I've been invited to the upcoming Southeastern Plein Air Invitational at the end of April this year... and I haven't been painting outdoors in a while because of how cold it's been. I see pictures of some folks dressed in snow ski gear with fingerless gloves braving the harsh temperatures to paint outdoors... I'm not there yet. If I get cold, I'm useless. But last week was BEAUTIFUL in Alabama, so I painted outdoors. This old truck sits outside the machine shop where my husband and father-in-law work. There are all kinds of neat things there that I plan to paint. My father-in-law walked up while I was painting and laughed, "I'm getting ready to get rid of that old thing." So I named this painting "A Little Rusty" for two reasons: 1) The truck is old and rusty, and 2) My plein air skills are a little rusty. I posted the process pics below.