Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ford V8

This is the rough in for my painting. Normally I do not paint a black and white base for my paintings but I understand I can get darker darks and lighter light.

I think it worked as this has some really great darks and lights.

This is the one of my watercolors I painted years ago. Painting chrome is like painting water it is all in the reflections. I have seen a lot of car paintings and you don’t have to be a car enthusiast to want to paint them. I don’t even know what kind of car this is on as I took the picture at a car show.

I am one of those artists that can’t decide what I want to be when I mature. Once at an art fair I noticed the judge just walked in front of my booth, looked shortly then moved on. I was a bit upset as I was also demonstrating and there was an award for that. The judge dismissed me for "not having any continuity in my work". I love it all and don’t want to miss any of it. I am afraid I will not live long enough to create everything I want to. I have painted watercolor, pastel, acrylic and now oil. A range of subject matter from people to rocks and there is still something I "need" to paint.

It all started out with painting horses which is still my favorite and I so enjoy it. I then realized that my landscape was awful as the horses showed a more mature developed artist but the landscape was that of an amateur. When I started working the landscape I realized that working with colors and design and capturing the feel of a warm summer day was also enjoyable.
You might call me a jack of all trades but master of none; but like I said I am having too much fun trying to do it all.

I just checked the internet and found out that the first hood ornament is from a 1936 Ford and the second one is from a 1951 Chevrolet Impala.?


  1. I understand completely about wanting to do it all. I enjoy your blog because of the variety and your standards are high which makes it a visual pleasure.
    I am glad we artists have freedom from those old fashioned points of view about consistency - with our own blogs. Like you, I am enjoying painting what I feel like, when I feel like it.

  2. Great subject for a painting.
    I did watercolour for 12 years and then tried oil about 2 years ago. I'm trying to keep both going but everyone says to stick with the watercolour. But I, like you, want to do it all!! Why not!
    Happy being creative, no matter what you do!