"Lately I have been busy working on another nostalgic piece with two old farmers at a car show admiring a truck. I snapped the photo quickly when they were unawares. Even though I couldn't hear the conversation, I imagined them talking about trucks they had owned and what they thought of this one. I love going to car shows, because there are so many memories that people have about their favourite vehicles. I love that the past has been restored and these vehicles are looking their best. I am a fan of 50's and early 60's.
It also speaks of hours of hard work and loving attention to detail put into each restoration. Working with red is always a challenge and this has been no exception, to create the shadow and highlights. As, you can see i have moved the big tree off to the side for a better balance. I will post some more as I get closer to finishing
This is a recent painting called "Once We Were young" It is 20" x30.5" and is nicely framed. What attracted me to do this was the wonderful patinas and textures created by the effects of many years of rust and weathering outdoors. Read more about it in the Recent painting section.