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:- email@example.com
Exhibition Motoring Artwork.
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:- firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.
I like to use my camera(s) to record events that I am involved in. At my leisure, later on, I can download the photographs and make a drawing or painting of the particular project. Here, I am enjoying a drive in a Peugeot WRX – courtesy of the popular Conduire @ Loheac.fr in Brittany. Luckily for me, the weather was good – which added to my enjoyment.
I mentioned cameras as I use a combination of a Fuji Finepix, a mobile phone camera and a Go Pro to record whatever I want. And |I take lots of photographs too, as even minute differences in positioning, light and so forth, can make huge changes to what I actually require as an artwork.
Because I work directly onto paper/canvas, I need a good quality reproduction, i.e. photo so that my artwork can be reasonably accurate. And although I can make a lot of adjustments via the computor to any photograph, if it is not clear, or too dark, or too bright, the artwork will suffer! My cameras are not new, nor particularly expensive and I know their foibles…..as well as my own limitations as a photographer………
This is the copy of a Birthday Card for some-one who rides his bike in all weathers!
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.
Artwork generally proceeds with a pencil sketch and then the “bones” of the work have to be filled in, bit by bit. This is a view of one such artwork. Now in a Private Collection.
Original, signed tribute oil painting, 70cm x 50cm, featuring Michele Mouton and her co-driver, Fabrizia Pons – and the awe-inspiring Audi Quattro. This artwork is painted in Artists’ oils on primed, box canvas. It is on view in my Art Studio. Motoring artwork commissions undertaken: Free Open Days for Artists: Please enquire for details:- E-mail address:- email@example.com
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.
Preparation sketch of a work in progress. Pencil on paper. A5 size.I am on of those artists who like to draw the initial sketch of my artwork, directly onto the paper, board, or canvas. Then, gradually I build up the artwork in the finishing medium, watercolour, ink, acrylic or oils as I deem fit for that particular artwork. However, it is vital that the original illustration is technically perfect, otherwise, I will end up with a work that isn’t totally correct. This vehicle, incidentally was designed by the late Carrol Shelby, whose summary of this amazing iconic, 5.5 litre sportscar, was – “there ain’t no substitution for cubic inches”…..and he was right.
Pretty and much desired this Mercedez is a lovely car for summer driving. Ink and watercolour (line and wash) on paper. Now in a Private Collection.