1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Fleetline Sportsman Sedan

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I’ve always had a fascination for vehicles that feature wood as part of the body. I think adding that natural element gives the vehicle a more relaxed feel.

This vehicle caught my eye first for the wooden panels on the side, and then the phenomenal chrome grill. Upon closer inspection, I noticed the reflective dance of images visible in the blue body. What a fun and challenging painting this would be!


As the vehicle was so intricate and visually stimulating, I chose to down-play the floor and foreground. The focal point of this piece is this amazing car. There is a hint of the garage, surrounding vehicles, and lighting without being overpowering to the eye. I love the abstractness of the lighting and objects in the surface of this sedan.I wanted this vehicle to feel like it was driving right off of the canvas, and I hope that comes across.  Another complex, but fun painting to capture onto canvas.


Colors used: Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Alizarin Red, Burnt Sienna & Umber, Titanium White, Phthalocynanine Green, Raw Sienna, and Paynes Gray.


This painting is available through Abend Gallery 

“1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Fleetline Sportsman Sedan”, 30″x40″x1.5″, acrylic. Unframed

Available through Abend Gallery.  Please contact shan@shanfannin.com for shipping information.