This is a detail shot of a drawing for an oil painting I am getting ready to start. I will be working from a photo, so it will be interesting to see how much life the final painting will have. I am doing my least favorite part of the process, which is prepping the linen. I am working on a slightly tighter weave of linen that I usually work on.
I painted this watercolor over the weekend in my sketchbook. For several months, I have been carrying around a little kit with handy watercolor pencils and a small tin of regular watercolors, along with an assortment of pencils. It is a challenge to sketch on the spot, rather than rely on a camera to capture an image.
This is a painting I just finished for a wonderful customer in Pittsburgh. The truck is a 1938 Ford that was beautifully restored. I placed the truck in front of Dunkle's Gulf, a service station in Bedford PA that dates back to 1933. It sits on the old Lincoln Highway.