In this lesson, master artist Nolan Clark will lead you through the step-by-step oil painting process to the completion of an abandoned fire truck. This particular lesson includes not-often seen instruction in accurately painting rust, lettering, and peeling paint.
During the class you will learn:
1) How to create a rusty effect
2) How to show the lettering on the car is weathered
3) How to get the reflection in the window
4) and heaps more tricks for making objects look old
For this painting you will need:
1) Our recommended set of oil paint colours
2) Set of bristle brushes
3) Fine liner brush
4) Painting medium
5) 16 x 20 inch canvas
Step 1 - Planning the painting
Nolan explains the reasons for his color choices based on an understanding of how the paint has faded over the years.
Step 2 - Pre-painting Overview
Nolan breaks the painting down to manageable sections. He points out particular areas that will need special mixes of color such as on the windscreen which has dust, reflections, and other variations in color. He shares his personal formulas for creating a faded color and for mixing a rust color.
Step 3 - Color Mixing
Nolan mixes the basic color in a faded hue, then adds other colors to create highlights and shadowed areas.
Step 4 - Painting the Door
In painting the door, Nolan shows the steps necessary to simulate the layering of colors that create the lettering and detailing on the door. He shares techniques of applying paint to create the blotched effects of fading. He also shows how to paint the chrome and dark metal pieces.
Step 5 - Paint the Door Signage
Nolan uses an interesting technique to create the lettering and shows how to achieve a weathered look on the letters.
Step 6 - Painting the Side Panel of the car
The side panel presents more challenges as the paint is badly faded. Nolan shows which colors to use and at what intensity to create the various shades of fading, rusting, and corrroding.
Step 7 - Paint the Hood
The hood poses the greatest challenge in that the paint is badly peeling. Nolan demonstrates the proper brush strokes, contouring, and contrasts to simulate the look of peeling.
Step 8 - Complete the painting
BONUS: Learn how to accurately paint areas on a faded object where there might have been less sunlight hitting the object, so therefore less fading.
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