Further progress on this. Getting close to completion. Some cleanups and details to be done.
Further progress in my 8x10 acrylic series. A scene from Autofest last August taken from a photo of my own. This one will depict a 1969 Mustang Mach 1. My first post on this was April 21, 2019.
Mosport International Raceway (now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) President Myles Brandt presents the original painting for the 2002 American LeMans Series Grand Prix of Mosport to Don Panoz at the 2003 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The original painting depicts several ALMS cars racing through corners nine and ten at Mosport. Don passed away last September 11, 2018 at the age of 83.
I completed this commission way back in 1996. I'd forgotten about it but I'm posting it as a tribute to Niki who passed away on May 20, 2019. Daniel Brühl did a great portrayal of him in the film "Rush".
I began the larger version of my mental health project. Building with thin layers using acrylics. 18" x 24" on gessoed masonite.
A few shots of my retail space at Images 21 Framing & Art Centre in Ajax. Always nice to see my work presented professionally. Mike, the owner, does excellent work. He is located at 489 Kingston Road West, Ajax, Ontario L1S 6M1
Here is a concept study I just completed for a "mental health" themed piece. This piece has a number of elements in it that for me help to illustrate how one may feel at a low point in a personal struggle. I titled this one "Tinnitus". The figure in the drawing is feeling helpless which is evident with their fetal posture. The broken glass represents the shattered hope that often accompanies a struggle with tinnitus, and also vertigo, which often accompanies tinnitus. The enlarged ear is representative of the heightened sensitivity to the noises in your inner ear that the central nervous system amplifies when a person is under constant stress. The suggestion of a brain image also is representative of how tinnitus has to do with our brains interpretation of our inner well being. I've heard about other people's personal struggles with tinnitus where it's ringing so loud that they can't hear their phone ring. When one first experiences it, a feeling of anxiety can envelope you as you are not sure what is going on. Over time and research we learn that the main focus with tinnitus is to get the parasympathetic nervous system relaxed which takes focus and practice. There are times it can be very quiet but at other times it can spike depending on the level of stress you are experiencing. I would like to do this in colour as well at some point. Pencil on Yupo Paper. 7.25" x 10.75"
I‘ve begun a piece with a mental health theme. I will expand on my description as the piece progresses. Here is the start of a pencil study. Pencil on Yupo paper. 8x10
Another project for my Autofest series of small canvases, inspired by images taken with my phone camera at the Oshawa Autofest in August, 2018 at Lakeview Park.
The completed painting. I will post a high res image once I’m able to have it photographed properly.
I’ve been busy earning a living lately so not much time spent on this in the last week and a bit. Here’s a bit more progress though on the TransAm. Again, the picture quality will be better when the piece is complete and I can have it photographed properly.
The TransAm has been started. Some areas are still "roughed" in but lots of fine tuning to come. A patience game.
Further progress on the General Lee. Added the Bullbar, which is a particular detail on the car, in front of the grille and shaded the windshield. Details such as wiper blades and confederate flag front plate should finish it up. Again, the pics were taken on my phne so nit the greatest quality. Will need to have to professionally photographed when it’s complete due to the size of the canvas.
I began a canvas depicting what will be the Bandit Trans-Am and the General Lee. The first two colour images show the taped out images pretty clear. The third shows the start of the General Lee. I usually work smaller and on a desk as opposed to an easel. I'd like to do more larger work in the future. 48" x 24". Acrylic on canvas.
This one is done. I added an 8 ball as opposed to a blue ball which I was going to do originally. It would have been too much blue. The eight ball helps in creating more interest and contrast. Acrylic on Masonite 21.75” x 16.5”
Further progress on this one. The image quality is not the best since the image was taken with my phone.
I have begun another still life in acrylics. This one will be a study of glass and reflection. Acrylic on Gessoed Masonite. 22.75” x 16.325”
This gouache study is now complete. I'll use it as a basis for (hopefully) a large oil painting. I haven't used oils much, a handful of times since my childhood, but I would like to begin using oils again. 10.25” x 8.5”
Creating a small colour study with Gouache to establish a colour scheme. 10.25” x 8.5”