The painting of Peterborough's antique fire truck was a learning experience in a lot of ways. I started it as a challenge, more like a gauntlet thrown down by a co-worker who said "even you could do a better job."
Although I'm pretty sure she didn't mean it that way, I took the challenge. First attempt was using colored pencils, followed by watercolor and finally covered the entire thing with oils.
- I don't like working in colored pencil.
- The fussy detail work required in painting a vehicle is not for me.
- And finally, plan your painting before you start and you won't have a tree growing out of the middle of your fire truck!
I gave the painting to my co-worker who says she's framed and hung it in her home, so at some level it was a success.