Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Colt 45 M1911 Oil Painting

45 caliber

I really enjoyed painting this mostly because of the challenge. I have never painted anything like wood grain before so this forced me pay attention to all those little details and tones. This is a painting of a real gun I have that my father recently handed down to me. It originally belonged to his father who was in WWII. It is a Colt 45 M1911. I have not shot this gun yet, although I've shot one like it and has quite a kick! Not as much of a kick as the remington 870 shotgun though, now that has some power! My shoulder was sore for days afterwards.

8X10" 1.5"Thick
Oil on Canvas


  1. Very realistic. Nice job on the detail and tones of the wood.