1951 Chevrolet Truck

“1951 Chevrolet Truck”, 48″x60″, mixed acrylic media including charcoal and ink, 1.5″ gallery wrapped canvas. 2016. Unframed. 

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 painting was also included in the 2017 Texas wide Art Hop exhibition.

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.

PRIVATE COLLECTION. 

Shan and 1951 Chevy Truck
1951 Chevrolet Truck progress pi

© 2020 by Shan Fannin