French Cars – Talbot Lago Racing Cars.

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This is an ink (Staedler fine-line pen) sketch on Canson 300gsm paper – a commissioned Greeting Card, featuring  one of THE marques of the French motor racing industry – Talbot Lago.    This particular 1950’s car is a T 25 GS model and was raced successfully at Le Mans – winning in fact, in the early 50’s,  by the Rosier Father and Son team.   With it’s large engine capacity,  lack of powered steering and treaded tyres, it must have been quite some handful to drive on the demanding Le Mans circuit.  Thanks to Bill Kinchella for the background material on this wonderful, alas now gone,  marque.Blue Jag drwg (2)Commissions accepted.   Please e-mail me at:- motoring-art@orange.fr for further info.

Titled and absolutely gorgeous to drive.

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There is nothing quite like driving a Subaru Impreza WRC to make you come alive.  Subaru

Luckily for me, as a motoring artist, I enjoy driving these beautiful cars  – prepared by Rally School ireland,  just as much as I enjoy drawing and painting them.    This illustration has been executed in Artists’ Water-colours on Canson 300gsm paper, size A 3 format.   It has also been treated with a special glaze to prevent fading.    These Japanese cars have a very impressive history of wins in  the rally world and have a shed-load of championship titles to add to their name.

RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW – Renault Alpine GT 4 – Mirage Racing.

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I’d like to introduce you to the next generation of the famous and ever popular Renault Alpine A110 – the all new Renault Alpine GT4.  This car is part of the French Mirage Racing Team and is raced with great success by Benoit Lison and Vincent Beltoise.

The car somewhat looks like the original, but that is where the resemblance ends.    It is chunkier and has a totally different body and engineering composition and it is very, very fast.

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INK and PENCIL are excellent mediums

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I admit to enjoying using both pens and pencils for my drawing work.   Both of these mediums are highly controlable  though ink work is not easily corrected if you make a mistake……  Therefore,  I always “rough” out my subject in a soft pencil before applying the ink.

Another thing I do is leave the work alone after the pencil work, for a while.   Its amazing how you can spot any error(s) when you return to a work.   Staring at the board for end-less hours, definitely makes you incapable to seeing mistakes……..

It is essential to use a very soft rubber to eradicate unwanted pencil lines and to highlight facial features.    Also,  brush off all rubber dust with a wide and soft, fan, water-colour brush and then  use a hair-drier to blow away all the rubber debrix.

 

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MAN and MACHINE in action.

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I love motorbikes – and always have.   Futhermore, I loved my own bikes, rode them as fast as I dared, fell off, dusted myself off and immediately got back on again.   I suspect though, that a detailed x ray would show up some interesting cracks in my skeleton………..

This particular motoring artwork features the French Superbike Champion, Johann Zarco on the 2019 KTM.    This work has been executed in ink and pencil on A3 size paper.   For added effect, touches of red have been added to emphasise the work.  This is an original, signed artwork and will be exhibited (framed and mounted, under glass) at a motorsport venue in Rennes – of which, more anon.

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A BIG, BLACK, DRAMATIC, PORSCHE 911

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Every Artist knows that particular feeling that sometimes, you  HAVE to PAINT an item you have just seen!    It could be something that is in keeping with your style as an Artist or it may not, but paint it….you must.    And this is exactly what happened to me when I first encountered this beautiful machine.    You might ask why the rear view?  I’ll tell you -the front of this Porsche, although beautifully styled as are most Porsches, didn’t have (to me) the “kerb” appeal of the rear!   The drama of those huge wheel arches, housing these amazingly wide tyres and the spoiler under the elegant rear window, make this truly an iconic machine – bred for racing!

This work has been executed on primed, box-framed canvas, size 40cm x 50cm.   It is an original, signed artwork and will be for sale shortly in a venue in Rennes: more anon.  The profits from the sale of this and other motoring artworks at this exhibition are for Medecins Sans Frontieres.     I hope you enjoy this work.BB Porsche

 

The Artist and the Commission.

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This (motoring) artwork has been requested by our local Sapeurs Pompiers – Fire Brigade to you and I. This engine had recently been delivered to the Fire Station at Ercé en Lamée (my home village)  where is is based.    The work itself is 70cm x 50cm in size.

The work has been painted in Artist’s Oils on primed, box canvas and satin glazed for protection.

This is not the usual sort of work that people ask of me, but, I didn’t hesitate to do it.   Artists often are requested for work that is a little out of the ordinary, but if it fits in with the overall context of your work, why not?

If you have any queries about my motoring etc., artwork, commissions, Free,  Open                                                   Days & Art Demonstrations  etc.,  please contact me at:-                                                                           E-MAIL:-   art2cherish@orange.fr

SPEED (in artwork) is not always of the essence…….

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Sébastion Loeb and his Citroen WRC.

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As an Artist – I tend to work quite slowly, irrespective of whether it is an ink and pencil motoring artwork – as above, or a watercolour, or an acrylic or (of real necessity) an oil painting.

To me, rushed artwork , always looks rushed and I can usually spot  where an Artist has omitted to take care over their work.  This is a particularly difficult aspect of being and Artist, as all too often they allow themselves to be pressured into producing (yesterday……) a promised artwork/s – something I have learned NEVER to do.

This A3 size motoring artwork features the great French Rally Driver, Sébastian Loeb, doyen of French (and other nationalities’) rally fans.   The Citroen has been illustrated in ink (light fast and waterproof ) on 240 gsm Canson paper with pencil effects added  in to create the inevitable dust – that is part and parcel of any rallycross event……

This artwork, along with  others, in a similar genre,  will be exhibited in Rennes, in 2019 – details to follow.   And all the profits will to go to Médecins Sans Frontieres.

If you have a query about this artwork or indeed any of the motoring artworks shown on this web-site, or about my FREE Open Days for Artists, please do not hesitate to contact me at:- art2cherish@orange.fr.   Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.

Have you a Theme for your artwork?

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cayman c (3)It is a sad fact that many artists spend years, floundering around in a sea of unrelated things to draw and paint – desperately trying out this and that, leaving their studio awash and cluttered with uninteresting and possibly unfinished work.

Some people, never get to grips with this quandry and equally never get around to deciding on a Theme for their art: the end result is predictable.

Whilst receiving a first class training in Ireland as an Artist, any mention of this business-like approach was carefully avoided, so many of us left College, yes, undeniably  competent artists, but totally lacking in how to funnel our artistic abilities to our (and our Clients’) benefit.   I was fortunate that, with a back-ground and involvement in motor-sport, motoring artwork would become my Theme choice.   I am privileged too, that from time to time, I have the opportunity to drive some of these wonderful machines – such as the racing Porsche Cayman above – which certainly helps enhance my knowledge (and enjoyment) of my chosen subject!

Thank you for reading this and if you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.

N.B. Please remember to keep a look-out for information on my popular and F R E E Open Days for Artists – of all abilities – where I hold demonstrations in drawing and painting, in my Art Studio, close to Rennes, Brittany.    Early booking is advised as places are strictly limited.           Wishing you a very Happy, Prosperous, Healthy and Safe, 2019.

If you would like to know more about my motoring artwork, open days, etc., etc., please e-mail me at:-  art2cherish@orange.fr.    Many thanks.

 

 

And on three wheels….. Ink drawing of a 3 wheeled Morgan.

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Taken from my sketchpad…..    I actually owned ( to the dismay of my more sophisticated friends…) a Reliant Robin 3 wheeler.  Extremely light, extremely fast ( I tended to corner on 2 wheels – which didn’t worry me overmuch as I was a biker….) and GREAT FUN to drive!   Now in a Private collection.Morgan views0002.jpg