Monday, August 18, 2008

57 Chevy Bel Air


57 Bel Air Tail Light
oil on masonite panel
10'' x 10"

I was only able to produce one painting this week. The Bel Air took the better part of four days to complete. Not a very cost effective way of working, but painting this was pure pleasure, and I didn't want to rush it. The 10 x 10 masonite panel it's painted on had been originally prepared for my wife Karens' return to ebay, but the recent flurry in sales of her full sized originals put the kibosh on that plan. So, I decided to use it myself for the Chevy. I had been jonesing to do another auto painting, and figured this would be a good time to get it out of my system. If you'd like bid on this painting you can access the auctions by clicking here.

To see a visual example of the old adage, "great minds think alike", check out Stephen Magsigs' blog entry for August 15. A beautiful rendition of a familiar subject.


12 comments:

Stephen Magsig said...

Beautiful work James, I did a 57 Bel Air this week also, for the Woodward Dream Cruise.
not quite as tight as yours and not red.
My mistake.

The Painted Sky said...

2 great artists thinking alike, Hollingsworth & Magsig, same time, same car, different colour, both beautifully painted.
Wish I had them both, that's not greedy is it?

This Painting Life said...

Now Stephen knows of my extreme interest in cars...first he puts his up, now you've put up something so mouthwatering, how am I supposed to resist!!!!!!!!!!!????????? I LOVE IT!

April Jarocka said...

Simply wonderful work. And you did this in a week???!!!! Oh my, I'll have to paint a lot faster to keep up with you.
All the best
April Jarocka

Pierre Raby said...

Isn't exciting, the same subject by
two artists I admire! I like both
style and colors. Life brings unexpected surprises, and so art does too.

Todd Bonita said...

Bravo my man...this is really stunning!

Alvin Richard said...

Stunning in every sense of the word....a showstopper!

sketchdude said...

I'm amazed that you can paint such a great picture in such a short time. Great work!

Deb said...

Nice!
And what a great perspective.
Love your work (every one of them!) as always!

great paintings said...

Really nice work James, it's already up to $750. A bit too much for me, otherwise I would bid on it. Keep up the great work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This kick's butt. Fabulous!

Ambera said...

wonderfully sleek! Love it.