Monday, September 6, 2010

1940 Chevy Truck

Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 2010
9 x 12'', #184

The Atlantic Nationals is an annual car show held in Moncton during the month of July. This Chevy truck was parked under a bright sun with puffy clouds underneath a tall leafy tree. This explains all of the unusual and freaky stuff happening on the bright red paint surface. It's quite evident that this pick-up has a proud owner and it's condition is immaculate, even sporting some amazing mag wheels. It's all eye candy to me and becomes an irresistible subject matter to paint.
As I was doing the pencil drawing, it occured to me to personalized the New Brunswick licence plate. Instead of signing the painting as I usually do, the new plate now reveals the info for the painting.

AVR- are my initials (Alvin Victor Richard),
184- corresponds to the painting's catalogue number,
08/2010- month it was mostly painted in.

This is the third of three paintings to be part of the invitational group show ''The Still Life'' to be held at the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento California from October 2 to November 5, 2010. 


Update - September 7, 2012
This painting will be part of a group exhibition entitled: 

Saint John Arts Centre
City of Saint John Gallery
20 Hazen Avenue
Saint John, NB CANADA
(506) 633-4870

September 7 - October 27, 2012
Opening reception is on September 7 - 5:30 to 7:30pm

Handworks Gallery
12 King Street,
Saint John, NB, CANADA E2L 1G2
(506) 652-9787
e-mail - 



  1. Spectacular!!!! I love when you have a new painting posted. I am in love with this one! I would design an entire room around this guy:)

  2. Dear Alvin,
    Breathtakingly beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for sharing the work.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  3. In the back of my mind I've always wanted to do a painting like this, of a shiny automobile and with a similarly cropped composition. Great job!

  4. This is spectacular. Your reds are beautiful, the reflections perfect and I really like how you personalized the license plate with your painting info.

  5. I love this! So nicely done!!

  6. Thanks everybody for the beautiful comments

  7. Holy shit!

    This is crazy good, Alvin!

    Look at ALL of those tiny reflections throughout the car! I don't know how it's possible but you made it happen!

    The reds are stunning too!


  8. OMG !! Alvin,I am so happy to know and work with such an amazing artist !!! I am totally drooling my friend !!! :)

  9. Beautiful painting Alvin!
    Breathtaking, vibrant and perfectly balanced. I enjoy the play of curves
    and straight lines in this outstanding work.

  10. estos reflejos son imsuperables

  11. This is so good, I just love looking at it. I have no idea how you manage to do that with acrylics. Very impressive!