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.

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.

 

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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RED IS FOR FERRARI.

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Ferrari F355 fin.For some reason, the bold red of Ferrari is associated with very fast sports car, which indeed, this particular model, the 355, most certainly is.   This painting has been executed in artists’ colours on primed, box framed canvas, size 70cm x 50cm.   This is a commissioned motoring artwork and therefore, not for sale.

 

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