Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Still Life Almost

So, I've never painted a still life scene.  And technically, I probably still haven't with this next painting.  But this close up photo I took in front of a English market comes pretty close.  If you squint your eyes maybe it will look like a bunch of fruit bowls, and wine bottles.  Wa-La a massive still life.  Or maybe not....

Well, anyhow, still life or not it is incredibly complex.  I'm going to be here awhile, so please come back in a week or so and see if I'm making progress.  Thanks for checking in....Mark

Sunday, July 15, 2012

1930 Duesenberg

This painting was a lot of fun.  The chrome, the paint, the highlights - never a dull moment.  Often in a painting there's a place or two that is a bit boring.  Places where you trudge through to get to the good stuff.  Sometimes it's hard to pick up the brushes when you get to those places.  That was never the case here.  It was hard most of the time to put the brushes down.  I'll definately be painting more cars down the road - sorry pun not intended.  Who out there has a cool car needing to be painted?  Ok, thanks for checking in - I'm not sure what's next, but whatever it is it will be on my table in a day or 2 - any recommendations?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Concours Beauty

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Palo Alto Concours D'Elegance.  The vintage cars were fantastic.  It was a great reminder of what beautiful design can be.  What's gone wrong the past 60 years?  I, how about a painting of one of these?  I haven't painted an automobile before so here we go.  I've chosen a 1930 Duesenberg - what a car!  Hopefully I'll get it right and have something to frame in another week or so.  Thanks for coming by....Mark

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Alpine Inn

This was a lot of fun.  I was pleased the day that I took the photo that there happened to be no cars or vehicles parked directly in front of the Inn.   I actually would have gone away and come back another day.  Instead a couple of real nice motorcycles were positioned perfectly to the right hand side.  Leaving the front nicely exposed, and the details in the windows and front parking area wide open.  So, although this painting celebrates the Alpine Inn, for me, the two motorcycles are a great balance to its age and history.
Thanks for coming by...check in again soon, I'm already engaged in my next creation...assuming it goes as well as it is going in my head!    Mark