Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fat Fender Chevy

My husband has been wanting a 1955 or 1956 fat fender Chevy truck like this since he first laid eyes on one. He likes the split window and wants one in International Harvester Green. I'm not sure he'll ever really buy one because he enjoys dreaming about it so much. This particular truck is by the side of Highway 71 between Austin and Houston. I think my husband knows where each one of these is, all over Texas. So I thought I'd paint him one. But I can paint him another one if anyone buys it at the Maranda Pleasant Gallery Artbox Show this Saturday night. :) $100 with a portion going to charity. 12 x 12, acrylic on 2 inch deep cradled wood panel. SOLD

28 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a really fun piece and your brushstroke and color really imbue a sense of age...great job!

Kerri Settle said...

My dad is like that with old cars. He can't pass one on the road without craning his neck all around to get a better look at it. This is really great. I love your fearlessness with the colors!

Bruce Docker said...

This is wonderful, great shapes and colors. I think all guys love these old trucks.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks y'all. I have to admit I think these old trucks are pretty cool myself, but I say that from a strictly non-mechanical viewpoint. There's something so evocative about them. I use that word when I have no idea how to say why I like something, but I do. They just have beautiful lines.

Gwen Bell said...

Terrific painting! Love your bright palette and luscious brushstrokes. That red background with the green ground is so great. Like the way you have it reflected in the bumper and the faint treatment of the trees.

Vern Schwarz said...

Love the painting Camille. You really captured the spirit of this old truck.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you, Gwen and Vern! My husband has decided he wants to start painting, too, just so he can try to paint this truck himself!

William Cook said...

Great painting. Good luck with the show.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks, William. I just hope the show won't be snowed out :/

Krista Hasson said...

I love this! I really like your choice of complementary colors and your composition, lovely!

Annie said...

What a beautifull painting, Camille! I love the complementary colors and the perspective. Succes with this painting!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so much, Krista and Annie!

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Camille, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. You have quite the treasure cove yourself! I love your fearless use of colour.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love the piece and the story..And the SOLD sign!

Robin said...

Nice..!!

indigomar said...

Nice lookin' truck. I love the way you handle the paint and the color.
Congrats on the sale.

Riad said...

Camille,great painting,I love your other paintings too.

Amanda Carder said...

Very nice, really great job on this

Thanks so much for your kind comment! This has been a wondeful way for me to fine new artist to watch! I will enjoy seeing more of yours!

Paula Cravens said...

I have painted a few old trucks because the men like them so much. They always say "yeah, that's '58 ford with blah, blah... I don't know what they are..I just like the old rusty, heavily chromed ones lying out in the field. I don't like the big, deep, woofing sound when I am halfway across the field.
Nice jog on this one!

artbyakiko said...

What a handsome truck! I'm not crazy about cars, but kind of understand why your husband likes it. It sure has personality. Wonderful color combination! Akiko

James Parker said...

Camille, this is so neat. There is something about guys and old trucks, and this artwork says it perfectly...and the colors are great. Have a joyous Christmas and drop by for a bit of holiday cheer.

L.Holm said...

Of course it sold...it's a gem! Fantastic colors.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I can never pass an old truck without stopping to take a photo.
I like it, but it kinda reminds me of a Stephen King story I once read =:O

SKIZO said...

It's awesome.
Good creations

Olivier Longuet said...

oh live this. vintage!!

Brad Miedema said...

I am a big fan of Chevy trucks. Love it!

Leigh said...

Love the colors and the painting as a whole...okay, it sold, so did you paint another for your husband?

: )

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you so much, everyone!

Leigh, I actually didn't do that yet but he liked it when I handed him the money for it and as is always the case, we needed it for bills!