Thursday, January 14, 2021

TRUNKS ART shows how it comes to life: the making of "Your Choice," the first composition in the Nature Series!

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - January 14, 2021 - Here's something a little different.  How about seeing how my artwork comes together over time?  This example is of "Your Choice," the first piece in my Nature Series.  It takes 3 to 5 weeks and 40 to 60 "sessions" to pull it all together.  In one of the pictures, you'll see my first attempt at a ladybug.  Hope all is well and that you have a great day! 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

TRUNKS ART offers high quality prints through Riverworks Imaging in Boise, Idaho!

 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - January 13, 2021 - Well, this is fun.  I found this nifty lil' app that does, well, THIS.  I don't mention it often but I offer high quality prints of my artwork through my partnership with Bob Pleasure of Riverworks Imaging down in Boise.  Bob is SO awesome that I wrote about him in my Art Bio (My Holy Grail) which can be found on the 'about' page of my website.  Don't worry - we can all STILL have a great day despite not having a cool last name like Bob.  💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Monday, January 11, 2021

Number 5 of 12 from TRUNKS ART! "Mother Earth" is the latest composition in the Nature Series!


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - January 11, 2021 - "Mother Earth" (#5/12) - To me, the most valuable assets I have are my physical and mental health.  Thankfully, I realized that at an early age and managed to maintain these important attributes necessary for living a meaningful and purposeful life.  Besides knowing this intrinsically, I see it all around me when I'm out walking, hiking or riding my bike; and this rings true even at the largest of scales.  Our planet has only two natural resources - the Earth itself and children - and both need to be exquisitely cared for.  If I could instill just one thing into the minds of young people all over the world, I would offer them a quote from Hubert Reeves, a Canadian-French astrophysicist who said, "Man is the most insane species.  He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature.  Unaware that this Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshipping." 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

TRUNKS ART: A look behind the scenes as well as some art notes for the "Sounds of Silence!"

 








Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - January 11, 2021 - I really enjoyed creating the "Sounds of Silence" composition over the holidays.  This is the 4th of 12 works in my Nature Series.  I hope you'll want to take a peek behind the scenes as I added close ups and my notes.  Off to a good start in 2021!  Hope you are, too. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Monday, December 28, 2020

BRAND NEW work from TRUNKS ART! "Sounds of Silence" is the 4th composition in the NATURE SERIES!


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 28, 2020 - "Sounds of Silence" (#4/12) - No, you're not looking at the back of a cereal box as you hunch over a bowl of Sugar Smacks; instead, it's a rendering of what comes to mind when I imagine the sounds of silence.  For as long as we've been on earth, human beings have always had a penchant to 'get back to nature.'  Why is that?  I think it's in our DNA to do so since we evolved right alongside babbling brooks, whispering winds, distant thunderclaps and the roar of oceans.  In a primal sense, the song of a hidden bird or the rustling of leaves on a forest floor has a way of calming us, sort of like nature's therapy.

A few years ago, I was on my bike deep in Utah's Snow Canyon State Park, near St. George, when I noticed that there was no sound at all.  Nothing.  It was so surreal that I stopped and sat down to listen to it.  Some 30 minutes later, I woke up in the middle of the red clay bike trail feeling both shocked that I fell asleep like that and ready to climb the monster hills that stood between me and my truck.  And, as I grinded up those long, steep inclines with red dust still on my arms and legs, I remember feeling a happiness in my heart, a quietness in my mind and a gratefulness for having heard the sounds of silence. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (#chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

A Tribute to John Harris (my college roommate) from TRUNKS ART




Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 28, 2020 - I think we all have people in our lives who have had a long-lasting, positive impact on our lives.  Most of the time, I create artwork that serves as my way of showing gratitude and appreciation.  But sometimes, I write about it.  I invite you to read a heartfelt tribute to my college roommate and his wonderful family who I came to know almost 40 years ago!  Just go to the 'about' page on my website (www.trunksart.com) and click on "John Harris."  2nd picture: John and I on his family farm in 1982.  3rd picture: John's father, Mr. Harris; his sister, Jennifer; and John this past Christmas in North Carolina. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (#chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Friday, December 25, 2020

Close ups and notes from "Winds of Change." TRUNKS ART likes to share the details!







 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 25, 2020 - Happy Holidays everyone!  Just some close ups and my notes from my last art piece, "Winds of Change."  A lot of planning and work goes into these and I love sharing it with you.  Thanks you for the continued interest and support throughout 2020! 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).