Friday, August 10, 2012

Tractor Paintings


 Blog reader Amelia asked to see the results of the tractor sketches Jeanette and I did last Sunday.

Here is Jeanette's painting above and mine below. It's fun to see how two people sitting side by side can interpret the same subject a little differently.

If you missed the original post and video, check it out at "Watercolor Warriors."

Jeanette points out: "Watch the video, and you'll see proof that the tractor really did have an extra set of back fenders and no seat! Jim is a fantasy artist."
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Tools: Schmincke Watercolor Pocket Set Caran D'Ache watercolor pencilsMoleskine Watercolor Notebook, and a 1/4 inch flat watercolor travel brush. Jeanette was using a Winsor Newton Watercolor Set

12 comments:

Tom Hart said...

It's great to see these two different interpretations. (Personally, I'd love to see more of Jeannette's work, especially comparisons like this.)

Great comment by Jeannette too...

Anonymous said...

After watching Watercolor Warriors I went outside and did my own watercolor sketch of a 50s Ford tractor. I was eaten up by ants and scorched by the heat, but it was loads of fun.

I agree with Tom, it's always fun to see more interpretations of the same thing.

jill polsby said...

Love Jeanette's comment! Made me smile: "Jim is a fantasy artist". Keep up the wonderful blog. We all sure enjoy it!

Steve said...

Well, I vividly recall those weird double fenders were the nesting place of the yellow jackets or wasps. I've seen tractors with a newer seat grafted over the worn out seat below, but those double fenders were a first. Good thing Jeanette was there to faithfully record the situation -- could be the running start she achieved gave her time to get in the telling detail.

Steve said...

By the way, the numeric part of the "Please prove you're not a robot" challenge in order to post a comment is often unreadable. It usually takes at least two tries. It might be my imagination, but they seem to offer numerals with greater clarity after the first one fails.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful paintings from the both of you! Love not only the rendering differences but the choice of focus.

Also, from what I can tell from the photo...Jeanette's handwriting is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping you posted these! Thanks a lot for sharing

vlad74 said...

Really nice paintings James.
You can almost always say when a painting is done by man or a woman.

Nathaniel Gold said...

Hello James I believe you had mentioned a DVD you were planning to put out this summer is it out yet and will it contain plain air painting or any water color sketching?

James Gurney said...

Glad you all enjoyed seeing these. We'll do more side-by-side sketches.

Nathaniel, I've got the edit almost finished. The first video will be about painting dinosaurs. I'll do another later about watercolor techniques. Til they're ready, I'll keep offering short tidbit videos on the blog.

Tidah said...

vlad74: You can tell when a painting is done by a man or a woman? That's news to me. Someone is going to have to explain that one.

By the way, has anyone seen this panorama of Mars? http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/greeley-haven.html

I found it interesting how the whole thing looked blue in the distance. Looks like a fabric I've got that flashes different colors depending on which angle you see it at.

Susan Sorger said...

I really enjoy seeing Jeanette's work as well. It is so good to see that additional point of view. Please do post more of it!