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.

The Legend – the Jagermeister Porsche

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Porsche Jagermeister

I have always been intrigued with the Porsche marque, with its’ flat six cylinder engine -that emits a sound unlike any other car.     I admit that not only are Porsches very attractive to look at and to listen to, but are a real delight to drive – as quickly as possible.

This, the Jagermeister Porsche with its’ highly distinctive orange and black livery is a very special lady indeed, designed for racing and for the development of the Porsche range of vehicles.

This turbo charged 3 litre engine sports car has a top speed of 300kph.   It was developed in 1976 from the Porsche 934 series and had a brake horse power capacity – depending on the model –  that ranges from 485 bhp up to a massive 580 bhp.

Thank you for looking up my web-site.  I undertake commissions,  ranging from Greeting Cards to large format oil/acrylic motorsport  drawings and paintings, with or without the driver/owner of the vehicle, as requested.         Please feel free to e-mail me at:-

                                                       motorsport-art@orange.fr

for further information and for a visit to my Art Studio, near Rennes, West France.

 

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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THE (driving) ARTIST IN ME……

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19 A Subaru (2)This is probably NOT what you expect an artist to look like, but…..

I love motorbikes, karting and driving very fast cars and am very lucky that I can combine my passion for these pursuits with my passion for drawing and painting these types of machinery.

For me, being able to access (and drive) racing and rally, etc., cars has built up a real understanding of these machines, which I can bring to my paintings and illustration.   It is true that I literally cut my teeth on cars and motorbikes thanks to my late father.   This early experience actually furthered my interest in all things mechanical – making my life, to-day, a really interesting and exciting one.

Soon, I shall post up details of my forthcoming motoring artwork exhibition in Rennes.

I hope you enjoy my motoring artwork and welcome any enquiries.   Thank you.

Theatre….in Red.

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As an Artist and driver, the Ferrari F 40 epitomises style that does not age!    It is an extraordinary concept, big, bold and theatrical both in design and performance………….

I have executed this motoring artwork in Artist’s Oils on primed, box-framed canvas, size 40cm x 50cm.   This work is original, signed and is available.   The proceeds will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres.  This painting is on display in my Art Studio.

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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

 

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.

TIME TO TAKE A BREAK.

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As an Art Tutor and also as a working artist, I realize that one of the problems faced by most artists is their propensity to keep on working at a drawing or a painting, often for hours on end, without a break.    This can and often leads to disaster as the artist has failed to take a break and stand back from their work to assess how the artwork is coming along and, to see if they have failed to spot an error.

This latter point particularly applies to technical aspects of the work, when a line (or two…..) when viewed consistently at close proximity, appears to be o.k., but when seen from a distance of a couple of metres away, shows up immediately as something that needs to be rectified, before the artists proceeds any further.  Remember, the viewing public will see your work in a Gallery, or Exhibition, etc., from a standing viewpoint and they will be some distance away from the work too.  And, some of them can be very (vocally) unforgiving if they spot a mistake you have made.

My advice is to take a viewing break every 15 to 20 minutes.    Not only will this give you a fresh viewpoint of your work, but it will also help you from becoming overtired.    It actually takes practice and discipline to develop the habit of taking these breaks, but it is a really useful way of ensuring that mistakes do not get drawn or painted into a finished artwork.   It is far easier and far less stressful, to rectify an error in its’ early stages than to attempt to correct it on an  finished artwork.

The artist and the Fiat Uno. Photograph.

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This  track-day at Loheac ended up with the Fiat losing its brakes – totally,  hence me, the driver,  holding one of the large clumps of grass -collected in my efforts to stop the car!!!    No damage done!      P.S. The car has just had a complete makeover over – including new brakes and motor racing specification, brake fluid……and etc., etc……………..And hopefully will be seen on some of the Hill-Climb Courses during 2018, plus of course, a couple of local Track-Days.Anne & grass...jpg