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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Big Healey completed


sealed and scanned! ready to deliver tonight. For something dashed off in 9 days its doesnt look half bad!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

BT7 progress

been working hard on this.
The actual car colour is a super dark purple. almost black. The commissioner wanted to show that so the sun beating harshly on the top brings out the purple and blues and I hope relieves the black.
Just the top and then some white touch ups to do.. should only be a couple more days.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Big Healey

Have been asked to do a car for a chap who unfortunately has cancer and not too long to live I believe.
The car has recentley been restored for him and the restorer wants a picture to go with the car.
doing my best to get this one done.. time is very short obviously..
Why did I emphasize the front!!! so many grills and lights and holes and spokes AArrgh!



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lawrence pushes Lola

Ripped into a quick pencil drawing based on an old black and white photo of mine from 1975.
It shows a famous NZ race driver (Graeme Lawrence) pushing his Lola T332 race car to the 'pits' at Manfeild race track.

I colourised the car but left the people black and white. a: coz Its really hard to guess at colours for people and b: because it pops out the car as the star.

So thats done now onto a special pic of an Austin Healey as a special favour for an old mate.

and I have to get some aviation pics framed for the Ohakea airshow in a couple of weeks time. That should be cool.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Airshow!

After the portrait I had to pretty quickly get into another painting as a main piece for the Ohakea air show exhibition at the end of February.
1 solid week really got into it and then I started work again (much to my chagrin!). So another 2 weeks to really sort it out.. but looking good now.


after 1 week


final painting

Portrait finished!

Took some time and I got blocked now and then but finally completed over Christmas 2016.
All ready to be picked up by the commissioner now.


Not exactly motor related (!) but eventually very satisfying.