Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Black Kimono" 9"x12" oil

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I have been up to my neck today with getting ready for my booth at the Bluegrass Classic Dog show.  It is held in the Lexington Ky at the Horse Park which is a beautiful setting.  It will be outdoors and we set up the tent tomorrow.   I will try to post everyday.   This one is from one of my Friday sessions, I like the red sash.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

"1938 Packard" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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A 1938 Packard is actually my best guess.  If someone else knows what this car is I hope you could let me know.    There are several things that are different on the car but isn't it a beauty!   It was a champagne gold color.


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Striped Tablecloth" 6"x6" oil on gessoboard

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Thought I would try to do an interior scene today.   I have always liked the way the sun comes in on the east window in the kitchen.  I also have a lamp on the table and it shines on my sudoku puzzles.  I also love the reflections on the shiny black floor.  


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Joshua" 12"x12" oil on canvas

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Joshua is a faithful and loving companion.   While painting this commission I could just hear Joshua panting and waiting for me to finish.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"1954 Corvette" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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Every Corvette is produced in Bowling Green Kentucky which is also the home of the National Corvette Museum.   I don't know where this Corvette's owner is from but it was made here in Kentucky.  This series of hot rod paintings has been fun to paint and I hope ya'll have enjoyed it as much as I have.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Old Fire Truck" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This is an old fire truck and I think the hose was laid on the hooks you see on the side of the truck.   The initials are MFD and I could not see any make or year on the vehicle.   It looked pretty original.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

"1950 Ford" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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We had a Ford like this when I was young except ours was a lighter baby blue color.    We saw this car at the hot rod show here in Louisville late in the day and a lot of cars surrounding it had left already.   But there was one red car next to it, do you see the reflection?


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

"1950 Studebaker" 5"x7" oil on canvas


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This model of Studebaker was definitely ahead of its time.    This particular one was driven down from Manitoba to participate in the Street Rod Nationals here in Louisville Ky.  I love the rough and tumble look about it, the red looks like primer and the flames are very worn.      


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Friday, August 20, 2010

"Chesapeake Bay retriever" 14"x14" oil on canvas

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Bob is a Chesapeake Bay retriever that has won lots of championships.   GO BOB!  This is one of my pet portrait commissions that I finished this week.


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

"1947 Mercury" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This 1947 Mercury has been repainted but they did not choose a bright color or flashy flames or an iridescent paint they chose a beautiful, quiet, grayed out teal blue-green color.   Very nicely done.    Great old classic.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"1948 Pontiac Silver Streak" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak was so beautiful with its pristine pearlized white finish and shiny chrome and the hood ornament had that red  running along side that indian head.   Simply beautiful!   The car was white and in the sun but you have to keep the whitest part the sun sparkle highlights.   Everything else was some sort of grey with blue or yellow tinting it.  Interesting study.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"1948 Buick" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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You can always tell a Buick by its front grill that look like a snarl growlin at ya.  Love it!



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Monday, August 16, 2010

"1947 Plymouth" 5"x7" oil on canvas

 
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Yet another two tone car.   I don't think I will ever tire of them.  This one had the deepest darkest midnight blue and I think the way it is painted brings out the car's shape.  Of course it has been chopped so it is lower/shorter than an original version.


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

"1948 Ford Anglia" 5"x7"

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This 1948 Ford Anglia Thames Delivery is owned by a Canadian that was at the hot rod show here in Louisville.  We talked to him a while and he said it was for sale at $20,000.   I think it is only a 4 cylinder but it sure was cute.  He said that Ford made them for the European market and that he had collected them because you could get three of them in a two car garage.



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Friday, August 13, 2010

"Blue Flower" 8"x10" oil on canvas

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Most of the good spots were taken so I chose one that ablolutely no one else would want and I think it is an interesting angle.   It was hot there today and we had all the fans on.



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Thursday, August 12, 2010

"1959 Cadillac" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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When I looked at this car I thought "Man, they just don't make cars like this anymore"   The cars designed now seem so boring compared to this one with it's fins, lights and chrome, seems they just put things on there for no other reason than amusement.   I love it!



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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"1933 Plymouth" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This is another two tone car from the hot rod show here in Louisville last week.  And yes, working from a computer image is the next thing to being there.



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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"1955 Two Tone Chevy wagon" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This is another painting from the "Street Rod Nationals" show here in Louisville.   A '55 Two tone Chevy station wagon that has been modified.   The grill is different and so is the bumper.   It's a beautiful car.   I took pictures and am working from the computer screen image.   The color is just like being there.



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Monday, August 9, 2010

"Truck For Sale" 5"x7" oil on canvas

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This is another painting from the "Street Rod Nationals" show here in Louisville.   I have realized that I LOVE two tone cars.   The only one I can think of that they make now is the Mini Cooper.    Somebody in car design needs to get on that.   These cars are like spectator shoes.



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Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Old Ford Truck" 6"x6" oil on canvas

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One of my favorite things to do every August is go to the "Street Rod Nationals" which is the largest gathering of antique cars and trucks in the country and it has been here in Louisville Kentucky for at least 10 years.  I think there were around 12,000 this year.   I love the colors, I love what they do to modify them, I love seeing them in original condition, I love seeing the old makes and models that used to grace our streets and now this year they allowed cars from the 50's, 60's and 70's.   Man, they are beautiful!  Here is a truck that says "Millers Garage" on the side and it looks like it is used every day.


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Friday, August 6, 2010

"Red kimono" 9"x12" oil

Here is a sketch of the model today.   I wanted to capture light, dark and color value.   The photograph came out a little grey I will try to take a better one tomorrow.


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Spoonful of cherries" 6"x6" oil on gessoboard

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I guess if I would need to pick a subject that would be my comfort zone I would have to have cherries at the top of that list.   However, having said that, I also know that I cannot coast or put myself on auto pilot because on each one of these paintings I have to work and keep alert to make them look effortless.  



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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Wishing & Hoping" 6"x6" oil on gessoboard

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Those two cherries are wishin & hopin that they will look thinner someday.  I chose the  green background as an opposite to red.  I love the way the silver cup distorts the images.  There is no secret as to how I paint the silver, I just paint the colors that I see.


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Last one standing" 6"x6" oil on gessoboard

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The cherries are so dark so I thought a light background would be striking.   The darker green squares are some pieces of green vellum that I had in a drawer.   I like the geometric shapes and the two tone shadows.



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Monday, August 2, 2010

"Keen Mary Janes" 6"x6" oil on gessoboard

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I found these Keens on sale at Zappos outlet store here near Louisville.    Very comfortable!   Although orange would not have been my first choice.   This series has been a lot of fun to do and I have gotten lots of great comments from y'all but the only shoes I have left are black and boring so I guess I have to think of another subject to start on.   Hmmm, what will it be?

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