Rust and Gold

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.2"D

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Arlene Crafton


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: red, gold, yellow, realism, landscape, sunflowers, field, rust, antique, abandoned, chevrolet, chevy, old truck, truck

Media: pencil on ampersand art panel

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.2"D

Year Created: 2016

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I just love to do a rusty old truck from time to time. This one was originally found in a field in North Carolina -- one of those "Stop the car! I need to take a picture!" moments. I have used it as a model in a previous piece. This time I created a different locale for it with a cheery field of sunflowers.

This was created using the finest quality artist's colored pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord. Colored pencil on this board, a toothy surface meant for pastels, have definitely become my go to materials most recently. Colored pencil on this surface allows for greater details than pastels, but at the same time doesn't allow for as much detail as paper. It kind of overcomes my tendency to get too bogged down in the details -- a perfect match!

This piece has been completely varnished and framed without glass in a lovely brown-black frame. It's ready for your wall!

My love of art dates back to childhood. As a child and teen, I never went anywhere without my bag of "drawing stuff" -- pencils, pens, paper and drawing books. I took all the art classes I could in school. However, as often happens, the demands of family and life took over and, unfortunately, many years went by with very little time to devote to my art.. Ultimately, I reached the point several years ago where I could not exist another day without art in my life. With great joy and much encouragement from my family, art again began to play a significant role in my life. At this time, I also chose to work in color, taking the leap from strictly working in black and white. At this time, I am thrilled to be a full-time artist, working mainly in pastel, colored pencil or ink and sometimes combining these for mixed media. My subject matter varies widely -- whatever catches my eye and imagination. As long as I'm creating, I'm happy! I belong to several area art groups and have participated and sold works in various shows. I look forward to reaching another audience through Vango. I thank you for visiting my portfolio and I hope that as you view my work, the joy I feel in creating it is apparent!

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