February 3, 2011

Red Truck #2

40" x 48" oil on canvas.
Ok so it looks like a maroon colored truck rather than a red one. But who in their right mind would want to buy a painting called "Maroon Truck #2"? Another 3/4 down shot...or at least that's what I call these. As I've said previously I like them to work 2D and at the same time 3D. I'm usually a pretty slow painter but this only took about 2 or 3 days.

Detail #1 Nothing amazing here but the paint for the ground was pretty runny. I know painters who always make the brush strokes describe the form...so if they're painting the ground, for instance, the brush strokes will go in the direction of the ground. However I almost never do that because I want the painting to be 2D rather than just a representation of a 3D object.

Detail #2 This is an example of how I like to ruff in something (in this case the shadow) and then create its shape by painting the negative shape...in this case the ground.

Detail #3 A board in light and in shadow.

Detail #4 Light and shadow...the shadow isn't black but that's how it looks in this photo.


  1. Just happened upon you blog and I am an instant fan. I really respect your mentality towards painting and the results are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Wow! Wonderful Dan! I'm so happy to see you are putting your work online!