Motor

Most people only appreciate an old truck if it is free of signs of age. I on the other hand love the way an old truck can exhibit character by the wearing away of paint applied by different owners. I like to locate, isolate and than execute a painting of the areas that look like an abstract painting. I also love to look for interesting compositions in the way these trucks are grouped together in yards and fields.

chevrolet truck headlamp
Chevrolet Headlamp: The largest of my watercolors, this was a great junkyard find. While painting the truck, I found the fender to be particularly voluptuous. The timeless design and rich texture of the truck components are pleasing. 2003, Watercolor on Arches paper 28 H x 36 W in. Collection of the artist
two studebaker trucks
Studebaker Red and White Trucks: Two Studebaker nestled together. 2002,
Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. Sold WC_Motor_ Empire Mine Gas Pump
1957 chevrolet truck grille
Chevrolet Grille: This truck had so much personality. It seemed to grin at me when I first encountered it on the streets of Virginia City, Nevada. 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. Sold
gmc truck:
Yellow GMC Truck: The front view of this General Motors created a tension between the apparent realism and the abstraction created 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. $800 framed
vintage american truck graveyard
Truck Graveyard: This grouping of trucks really seems to capture a place in time. It evokes the hot days of summer with much stillness in. the air except for maybe the buzzing of small winged creatures. 2005, Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 14 W, $900 framed
chevrolet truck red
Chevy Truck Distressed Red: The primary colors and illusion of depth of field create a playful composition of this vintage Chevy. 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 19 H x 14 W in. $800 framed
Chevrolet Multicolored Chevy Truck Panel
Chevrolet Multicolored Chevy Truck Panel: This view gives just enough information to the viewer to be recognizable as a trunk. The surface is wonderfully textured. It remains me of the brush strokes of an abstract painting. This trunk’s location was in the Nevada desert. 2000,
Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in Collection of Jan Johnson
yellow truck headlamp
Yellow GMC Truck Abstract: The detailed side view of this GMC door and headlamp created a painting that became more about abstraction then realism. Watercolor on Arches paper 13 H x 17 W in. $650 framed
chevrolet truck door
Chevrolet Door Vignette: The summer light is Virginia City Nevada added to the casual feeling of this plein aire painting. Chevy Door Panel Watercolor on Arches paper 21 H x 14 W in. Collection of Derek Dyman and Nancy Moscatiello
train detail railtown 1897 state park
Train #2: Close up view of a vintage train in Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, CA 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 13 H x 17 W in. $800 framed
green chevrolet truck panel
Chevy Truck Panel: This view gives just enough information to the viewer to be recognizable as a trunk. The surface is wonderfully textured. It remains me of the brush strokes of an abstract painting. Watercolor on Arches paper, 14 H x 21 W in Collection of Jan Johnson
studebaker champ 1963
Studebaker Champ 1963: This is a close-up of a Studebaker’s front end. The blue toned chrome complements the orange body. I enjoyed the play of geometric shapes. The modernism of the early 60s pops out. 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. $800
blue truck panel
Blue Truck Panel: The passage of time can create what looks like an abstract painting on the surface of an old truck. You can still detect the clues to the identity of the subject. Watercolor 14 H x 21 W in.
Collection of Jake Thomas
1960 citroen
Dennis’s 1960 Citroen: I decided to do a montage of this person’s most loved car. 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper. 18 H x 24 W in. Donna Caville commissioned this painting as a surprise gift for her husband Dennis.
vintage gas pump
Empire Mine Gas Pump: 2002, Watercolor on Arches paper 21 H x 13 W in. $1000 framed
dodge gasoline truck
Dodge Gasoline Truck : Gasoline truck was painted on location in the Virginia Truckee Railroad yard.
Watercolor on Arches paper 18 H x 24 W in. Collection of Russell Zinnerman
virgina and truckee train line
Virginia and Truckee Train: Watercolor on Arches paper 14 H x 21 W in. Sold

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