Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fed Ex Kinkos

Oil on Canvas Board
11 x 14

I have been going to Kinko's daily for the past five years, because I do all my shipping for work from there. I am friends with most of the employees. The manager is always very nice to me. I buy everyone donuts and candy once in a while, and sometimes when I am in a pinch, I can call them on the phone, and they give me extra good service. I thought it would be nice to paint the Kinko's and give it to the manager for a present. I have no idea if he will really appreciate it or not, but I thought it would be good practice anyway. As you can see, cars are not my strong suit. But I did learn a lot about pavement and shadows.

I read somewhere on WetCanvas, that you can make a good gray with Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, then just add white. If you need it warmer, add more Burnt Sienna. If you need it cooler, add more Ultramarine Blue. This helped me with the shadows, the pavement, and keeping the colors from getting too bright.