final resting place

by rod
(MN (USA))

final resting place

final resting place

With much fear and trembling do I bring this painting. I'm a 50 plus and retired (so I have a bit of time on my hands) and this is my first painting (other than a couple of houses).


It is done with acrylics on a 16" x 20" canvas board. I have had a number of VW's over the years and have always had a special spot for them. This painting depicts one that has avoided the crusher.

I tried to be "free" with the color, using both brushes and knife to lay on the paint. I'm searching for my "style", not too interested in copying anyone else's work.

I was pretty pleased with the way the bug came out but not sure if I had enough variance in the foliage. I wanted to keep it fairly simple and not too overdone.

I hope to post more in the future, unless I'm told not to by you good people. Be honest please.

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Very nice!
by: Jill

This is not what I expected it to be! :)

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I Love it.
by: Anonymous

Hi Rod
I love your painting. Love the colours.
Keep at it
Mary

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I love It!
by: Betty R

I think you did a great job on this little guy.
It reminds me of the orange one I had many years ago.
Thanks for the memories.

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Great Start
by: Owen Jones

Hi, Rod, nothing wrong with this for a first job. Wait till you do more art and you will see a big improvement. Keep at it, my first car was a mess. LOL. Cheers Owen.J

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Love the Bug
by: Brooke

A+ ROD! Keep those brushes moving! The VW really pops out! Love your use of color and the highlights are brilliant. It's an interesting painting.. fun to look at : )

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Very Well Done
by: Connie

Rod,
Keep on painting. The more you paint the better your paintings will be. I love your subject and the colours you chose to depict it. Well done.

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really nice :)
by: Anonymous

Hello...
I have only done about 3 painting in my entire life...and this looks 100% better than anything i have ever came up with...mine always look flat..maybe i'm trying to hard?

Thanks for posting...

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car
by: Angeline, the Netherlands

Hi Rod,

Your painting reminds me of the movie Herbie. Nice colours and good composition.

Go on like this!

Angeline

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Final Resting Place.
by: Mops

Looking good Rod. Nice use of complimentary colours...good strong colour values.
Hope to see more like this.
Mops

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Rod
by: Puppy

What a wonderful painter you are!Your colours,composition and subject is beautiful.I have been painting for 4 years and couldn't do this.Kudo's.

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I Like it
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Rod,

I do like your painting and just keep doing what your doing your own style will come. The foliage is fine except I would darken the foreground a touch.

I look forward to seeing more of your work on the Art Blog.

Regards,

Dorothy

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