One of my dream cars is a truck just like this 1951 Chevy. When I see one, I think of an era of good music, communities helping one another, and joy.
I saw this Chevy at a local Cars & Coffee event, and I knew immediately that it would be painted onto a large canvas. There was so much activity in the chrome, subtle reflections in the red body, and a look that spoke to my heart.
I wanted to paint the cheerful demeanor of the Chevrolet through bright reds, but also give a sense of the buildings, foliage, and people in the reflective center of this large piece. If I could choose a piece that really said “Shannon”, it would be this 1951 Chevrolet Truck. A bit of my personality went into this piece. We share a bit of chaos, cheer, and vibrant vitality. This painting makes me happy. I hope it does the same for others that see it.
NOTE: I had the honor of being a Featured Artist at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (Jan-July 2016). This 4’x5′ painting was created solely for the event, and has gotten amazing reviews and feedback. I thank everyone that has sent me messages regarding this piece. It is a favorite of mine as well.
Colors Used: Alizarin Red, Cerulean, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue, Terre Verte, Cadmium Red and light, Primary Red, Payne’s Gray, Portrait Pink, White, Lavender, Naples Yellow.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a VERY LARGE painting at 4’x5′. It will need to be shipped via a service that specializes in large parcels (especially art). I will need a shipping destination before quoting shipping costs. Please contact me regarding shipping options. We will work together to transport this painting safely to you.