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Peg Helton

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on: February 17, 2013, 12:57:53 AM
This VW looks just like my sister-in-laws so I wanted to paint it for her.  Is there anything you would suggest that I do to the background to make it look better?  My husband was wondering why I put it on a road when it is always parked in the garage.  I thought a garage was a lousy background.  Do you agree or disagree?

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Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 01:38:36 AM
Cute!!! No, you wouldn't have the highlights so much if it were in a garage. Not in my garage anyway!


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Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 01:48:20 AM

I get the feeling looking at it, that the horizon right at the centre of the painting and the angle of the road to the direction of the car's travel is a bit of an issue.

The V dub looks great, but looks like it has just been plonked in place in another painting. A bit like those photos of kids that get taken in shopping centres.

Maybe a house on the right in the background, or a lamp post or a distant hill etc???

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Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 01:47:55 PM
1969. The year I graduated.  :2funny: :2funny: I remember the V Bug. Good job.  O0 O0 In fact I had one.
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Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 04:33:48 PM
peg love it  :yippee: 


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Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 05:50:20 PM
Great pic of the VW.  The highlights and details are dead on.   I drive a '79 VW Beetle Convertable everyday to work.  I love it.  I've had it for about 5 years now.   I agree w/Batman.  The road needs to be parallel with the car.  Maybe some trees or a fence in the right background to add more perspective?


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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 06:24:56 PM
That looks so real..   I think you did a great job with this.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 06:26:46 PM
 :twothumbs: Looks great :clap:
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Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 09:31:05 PM
Fun subject Peg!  I love the job you did on the car!  :smitten: :smitten:

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Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 05:44:15 AM
Peg, I so love the buggy!  I've been wanting an old one to putz around in.  Use to have one backin the day.  It was fun!

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