Thursday, October 16, 2008

Chevy Grille

Chevy Grille
oil on canvas
8'' x 8"

In these troubled times I think it's wise to allow oneself a bit of comfort now and then. Something to ease the pain. This week I indulged myself by painting the front end of a 57 Chevy. Five days of pure creative joy. I was in no hurry to finish this one, and savored each minute. Automobiles can be a hard sell, so I don't do them very often. They're a bit like chocolate, a guilty pleasure I allow myself sporadically.

Motts (below) was enthusiastically approved, and I have been given the green light to begin the second painting for the boardroom. I have to admit this new one's got me spooked. If it works out it will probably be my most complex piece to date. A bottle of Coke covered with droplets of condensation. I'm really freaking out. Starting it today. Wish me luck.

To bid on Chevy Grille, click here.


Jelaine Faunce said...

I think you'll do a fabulous job with the Coke bottle. Just be patient. :o)

Mary Medrano said...

I love what you say about troubled times, and needing to just indulge a little bit. That is exactly why I started the painting a day concept. I've only made 5 so far, but am thoroughly enjoying it.

Thanks for sharing your incredible art.

April Jarocka said...

I'd like to second Jelaine's comment. You'll have no worries over that coke bottle! Look forward to seeing it.

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

You'll do great - how can it be any more difficult than a chromed Chevy grille, which is mind-boggling?!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This Chevy is just awesome and the chrome is so......well, convincingly chrome! Good luck on the coke piece.

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...

Ah, yes !

You're one of those guys who paints to make artists like me feel bad...

Just kidding :-)

Your work is trully amazing.
It's from artists like you that I take inspiration to reach higher.

Kind regards,


This Painting Life said...

Great news about Motts!

Another great car painting to tempt me...Its good to indulge every-so-often...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, great detail and lines. Well done!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw most art

especially paintings
that challenge society

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the coke bottle mate, am sure you will do an outstanding job! Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Always nice to see an artist taking joy in his craft. Well done and keep us posted! Bert

Amarjeet Prasad said...

this is a Magical change.They make me smile! Oh, your flowers are lovely also!
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