Thursday, July 21, 2011

Out of the Barn for Paint Party Friday


5 x 7 Acrylic



I once walked into my daughter’s high school art classroom and on the table was a still life set up.  It wasn’t the usual apples or pears, far from it.  There on the table was an internal part of a car motor.  Don’t’ ask me what it was because to this day I couldn’t tell you.  All I know was that it was metal with a lot of little wires, screws, and totally unidentifiable metal parts.

 The drawings that resulted from this still life were quite frankly…awesome.  It’s all about thinking outside the box.  Maybe no one would want to buy a painting of a transmission (except perhaps someone who works for AAmco) but it wasn’t about saleable art.  It was about  challenging oneself.  Isn't this why we paint?

So I figured I would set that odd thing on my imaginary table and paint something out of my field of capability.  I’ve painted many horses in my time, this time I painted something with a bit more Horsepower.  My entry to Paint Party Friday is a departure from the barn and into the garage.  Please visit Paint Party Friday to see all the wonderful art and artists to be found right here…PAINT PARTY FRIDAY

35 comments:

laurie said...

wow this is great,, my grandson would love me to paint something like this,, I have never painted a car,, what a beautiful job you did,,

Wanda said...

This is so fantastic ~I love what you do with acrylics. The reflections under the car are fantastic.

Wouldn't a boy love this in his room.?

Geri Centonze said...

Pretty amazing! You can paint anything!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Whoa! So cool! My son loves it. It's a Camaro isn't it? Great job and I love the colors. I'll bet this is very sellable ;) Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone. Very nice!

Happy PPF!
Jaime

craftattack said...

Great idea, I have never, ever tried painting a car, but you are right, we should try other things! Valerie

Netty said...

Oh wow not only can you paint amazing horses but a fantastic car as well, brilliant. Wonderful use of the paints.....am totalled awed by this. Annette x

Erika said...

Great job. I love this practice of painting something outside of the box and I bet it was incredible to see what the others came up with for the motor.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You are a real inspiration to me to "paint" outside the box. I hope one Friday to join this fun party!

Lee Pierce said...

More horsepower indeed :D What a beauty! And great custom paint on the car, too.

maddyrose said...
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maddyrose said...

You are an amazingly talented individual and I'm sure you can paint anything you want to. I love the way you painted the reflection of the colors from that beautiful paint job on the car. Happy PPF.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Wonderful Crystal!

La Abela said...

A watercolor very, very real. It is a very good job. Regards

angelself said...

I love it, Crystal. Excellent job on a difficult, detailed subject. Great background and reflection, too. I've done a few cars/trucks in my time...handpainted on tshirts, lol. Someone commented that yours was watercolor and my heart jumped a bit until I checked the info under the pic!! Kathryn

Joni Nickrent said...

Now that's "revving" up your create imagination to think outside the box! Looks awesome...sleek, cool...a dream machine! New follow from PPF POP ART MINIS

Kristin Dudish said...

You make going from horses to horsepower look so easy... wonderful!

My most favorite painting that I ever created was an extreme close-up of a safety pin... you just never know :)

xo
Kristin

Judy Adamson said...

That's great, Crystal! 'There's clever you are!' as they say here in Wales!

I used to know someone who painted matchsticks and I thought it was a bit OCD but maybe she was just painting outside her own box (pun not intended!)

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic!! Great job Crystal!!

LadyCat said...

Very creative...I love the colors!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Amazing ~ I would have thought a male did this ~ wonderful style and color ~ thanks for being you.



New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

Gloria said...

Great work! Great job Crystal! Have a great weekend.

Pointy Pix said...

Great painting - the reflection on the road is awesome!

Betsy said...

Very fun! #5? Are you a Mark Martin fan by chance? :)

EVA said...

Very cool car! Great job!

Marlene said...

The car is just totally awesome. I have not had the nerve to try a vehicle but I am intrigues. Love the paint job on that car.

Helen said...

Amazing car and the reflections are absolutely brilliant! Happy PPF x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

VaRoooommm! I love this- you have such talent that anything- EVERYTHING you do turns out incredible! I bet you had such fun painting those gorgeous reflections!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

art2cee2 said...

Guess I need to explain the car...This race car belongs to a friend of my daughters. She was the one who put all the fancy striping and lettering on the car. I just thought it would be something that I've never painted before. Thanks for all your kind comments! :-)

SHERI C said...

I for one LOVE your horses but this HORSEPOWER is pretty darn good too! I like that you stretch yourself to new challenges in art! HAPPY PPF!

Geckostone said...

You did FANTASTIC!!!! And so brave for challenging yourself!!! Winner all the way,lol!!!!Deb

Melisa said...

Fantastic job on this! I'm surprised you didn't choose a Ford Mustang, though. Hardy har. ;)

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible car...Bet it has a lot of horsepower. tee hee. Thanks for inspiring us today. take care, gerri

carlarey said...

Nice machine...looks a little like Van Gogh's Starry Night, which would make an awesome custom paint job, right?

Carrie'sCreations said...

So fun to step out of your box. Great painting! The reflections are terrific!

Pam Tucker said...

I LOVE this one, Crystal! Wish I could take a spin in it. It's gorgeous! :)

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