Monday, January 30, 2012

The new "Bus!"

Well, thanks everyone for your comments, insight and humour regarding my bus painting. There were a few people who suggested I could probably fix it without repainting the entire piece (optimists!) but I decided the practice would serve me well. So I whipped out a new panel (with the other painting out of sight) and began again. I made a few different decisions but I think on the whole it's a stronger painting. Do you? It's not a 100% bang on but it's closer.
6" x 6" / oil on archival canvas

18 comments:

Linda Popple said...

It is better, Kim. I think the colors are nicer, too. Well done!!

Neodad said...

The front left tire looks a little off to me. He he he. Just kidding. Looks much better Kim!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Kim!... T'is truly... "The Magic Schhoolbus" now!

Your inclusion of the vanishing point in the road strongly reinforces your perspective for the bus!Well done!

Art need not be "bang on" to be appealing... but good forethought... planning and draughtsmanship are hard to beat!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Hi to "Deadeye" Harry!

Kathy Cousart said...

Love it= Honk, honk! Superb job of going back and fixing what you felt needed fixing. I am a fan of the other one too= such charm, but would have done the same thing you did. Both are wonderful!!

Dawn Sherman said...

Who's driving? ; )

Studio at the Farm said...

It IS a stronger painting! Good for you, Kim, for giving it another go.

Jennifer Koach said...

Don't you hate it when your husband is right? This is stronger.

Brenda L. Murray said...

I think it's too shiny, too new, too inviting. It makes me wanna ride on that bus and that can't be a good thing can it? 'Cuz I'm like waaaaay past riding on little orange school buses!
Tee hee!
Good jub. Kim. Missed you today at Laurie's.
Cheers,
Brenda

Sunny Avocado said...

It made me smile as soon as I saw it...sometimes the second time's the charm. :)

martinealison said...

Je vais m'inscrire à l'école!... ainsi je pourrai monter dans ces si jolis bus!
Gros bisous

William Ternay said...

No doubt your second go-round has captured the "busyness" of that particular bus.
But now that I see them together, each has its own unique charm. The first one looks to me a bit like a bulldog; a "bully" of a bus,waiting to pounce.
Of course I'm older than you, Kim, so perhaps I've seen too many buses in my life.

Fay Terry said...

It is stronger and I love the way this one has such a solid immoveable look to it. I especially like being able to follow the road back to the horizon. Great job!

Karin lynn said...

I marvel that you can "whip another one up"......you go girl!!!!

Sandra said...

I like both! But the colours seem a little warmer on this one and I love warmth!

Barbara M. said...

I like both buses Kim, and my husband does too. He says the first one looks like it has a story to tell, and the second one looks right. So there you go. I think you got it right both times.

XO Barbara

Virginia Floyd said...

Oh, dear. This one is perfect, but I like the imperfections of the first one. Both paintings are great. It's hard to choose!

Brad Miedema said...

Looks great Kim! I love the richness of the colors and the many details you put into it. I am in love with the front window and how the windows inside the bus are painted. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim: Barry says your first bus looks like the new "bendy bus"; being a school bus driver, I'll take his word for it! Either way, I'm sure Mara loves looking at it. Carole (Fiona's mom)