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Christmas Tree Farm Red Truck

Who does not love a red truck in the snow at Christmas time? Gather your painting supplies and together we will paint a red truck working on the Christmas Tree Farm. This painting is perfect to display in a gallery wall of holiday paintings!

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At a Glance:

Project #17337 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unfinished Layered Shapes - Truck - 63493

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Oval with Beaded Edge, 8" x 11" - 48166

Number Needed: 1 $9.79
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Apple Red, 2 oz. - 2901

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 2903

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Sap Green, 2 oz. - 2985

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lime Green, 2 oz. - 2914

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Look at Me Blue, 2 oz. - 2924

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Prussian Blue, 2 oz. - 6360

Number Needed: 1 $2.59
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™- Platinum, 2 oz. - 3085

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Brush Sets - Value Pack - 1059

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
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Other Supplies

  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Waxed paper palette
  • Paper towels
  • Gray graphite
  • Stylus
  • White craft glue
  • a few greenery picks to represent trees.

instructions

  1. Red Truck – basecoat the entire body of the truck Apple Red. Shade the truck with a mix of Apple Red plus Licorice.  Highlight the red truck with Pure Orange. Lettering on the door is thinned Licorice.  Fenders, hubcaps/wheels, and running step is painted Classic French Gray and then Treasure Gold Platinum.  Tires and spaces between the hubcaps/wheels are painted Licorice. 
  2. Background – Paint a winter scene within the oval of the beaded board.  Paint the sky with layers or washes of Look At Me Blue, Wicker White and Prussian Blue.  Add a forest of trees using Sap Green, Prussian Blue, Lime Green and a few touches of Wicker Whtie.  Create snow in the foreground using Wicker White, Look At Me Blue and touches of Sap Green. 
  3. Finishing Touches – Using white craft glue, adhere the truck in place using a few wood pcs as risers.  If desired, attach a few floral greenery picks to represent trees in the back of the truck.  Using a toothbrush, flick thinned Wicker White over the entire winter scene to create a snow day effect. Using a liner brush, add Wicker White piles of snow on the raised portions of the truck, (refer to the photo.)
  4. Beaded Edge – Paint the flat of the oval border with Licorice.  Each bead trim is painted Apple Red.

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Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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