Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Manhattan Transport

Manhattan Transport  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel

























This panel went through two iterations prior to this composition, but the panel rejected both of those. In the end it accepted the Vespa. It took a while to complete, but was worth it. Already got a start on the next piece. Much smaller, much less complicated, but perty.



Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Work In Progress: Manhattan Transport

Manhattan Transport WIP |  24 x 24  Oil on panel


I haven't put up a work in progress post in quiet a while and since this painting is going to take a while I figured it would be a good candidate. Karen and I came across this Vespa parked in a small nook between two clothing stores in Manhattan (SoHo I think). I've been hanging on to this photo for a number of years, and finally decided to pull the trigger. Just blocking in the background so far, with a little chrome and the tail light. Should get into the meat of this project today. This panel was originally to be used for another airplane, but about a quarter of the way into it I realized this was a total failure, so I sanded it off and replaced it with this. I think I made the right decision.



Saturday, January 13, 2024

Turning the Big Seven O


 























I can't believe it's been twenty years since I turned the Big Five O!