Posts Tagged ‘Old Truck’

20180920_195228.jpgFor several years now the Davita Team has come to The Studio to paint together.  It is a great team building exercise for people who work together.  This year they each painted a section of this wonderful mural that will hang at their work place.  Terrific work!  If you have a group that would like to do a Team Building project contact Kelly at kwalker@thestudioforlearning.com .

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Old Truck 7Since yesterday’s post I added in the grass and some details.






Old Truck 8And finally the finished painting!  I like the way it turned out.  It is an oil painting on canvas panel measuring 12″x16″ and is available by emailing me at kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com .





Asleep on red bed  1

And you can see that Truman got really excited about it.  He slept through about the last hour and a half of the painting time.  Working really wears him out.

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Old Truck 4Back to work on the old truck.  Now that I have the truck laid in where I like it I have started on the background.  The sky was very blue the day I took the photo but I don’t want it to overwhelm the main focus of the painting, the truck.  So I lightened the sky a little.





Old Truck 5And added some puffy clouds. 






Old Truck 6And the mountains in the distance….

More to come tomorrow.

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Old Truck Beginning 2I am working hard on the Old Truck.  I don’t know why I love it so much but I do.  It has so much character!!!  The longer I look at the reference photo the more I see.

Here is the beginning of my painting with the photo.  I hope to finish it in the next few days but I keep looking at it and seeing more I want to add.  Yikes!

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Old Truck Beginning 1Several months ago I posted the photos I took while driving around the farm in West Virginia where our cabin is located.  I ran upon this old truck and just loved how it looked.

Finally, I am making an attempt at painting it.  Doing something like this requires much more drawing than I am accustomed to doing.  Most of my paintings are impressionistic where the drawing is very loose.  But this one required more…

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One of the questions I get asked most as a daily painter is how do you find something to paint everyday.  And the answer is fairly easy.  I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and am lucky enough to have a little cabin in the mountains of West Virginia on an old apple orchard so I see things everyday that I want to paint.  And I never walk out the door without my camera. (Well, sometimes I forget and then I see something I need a photo of and I have to beat myself up for a while which is never any fun!)

Across the Bridge

This is a view we see almost everyday as we come across the Shenandoah River into our town.  I snapped this while driving along (don’t tell Allen) so it’s not the clearest photo ever but it will work fine as a reference photo.

Road 3



And Truman, Jed and I drive down miles of roads all over the old apple orchard in search of great views. 


And Jed and Truman are both experts at sniffing out a great location to set up and paint!

Sniffing Out a Location JedSniffing Out a Location





Old Truck 2

And sometimes when you least expect it you drive around a bend in the road and there it is, serendipity!  The thing you least expect to see but can’t wait to take photos of so you can preserve it to paint later.  Or maybe because you just can’t believe your eyes…..

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