Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Magic of Rust

It's odd. Most things are ugly when they get rusty, but somehow I believe old trucks look better with rust. That was certainly the case for this old pick up out at the Start Hill Ranch. I took photos of it last time Plein Air Austin went out to paint there. I remember freezing while we painted, but I did get some good photos to use later. This one's turn came last night when I was looking for something to paint. I was pleased with the results. I remembered painting another truck out there back when I first started posting on Daily Paintworks almost 4 years ago. The first truck sold a long time ago, but when I compare the two images, I can see how far my art has come since that first truck. Can you tell which is which?