In this painting, the car featured is the iconic Lancia Stratos Alitalia (a Ferrari engined Lancia) seen here on a rally stage in Italy, during a very early snow-fall – hence the autumn leaves still on the trees. This work has been painted using Artists’ quality Oils on stretched and framed canvas and the size of the work is 55cm x 46cm. It is a signed,certified and original work of motoring art. Twenty only, signed, Limited Edition copies are available, as well as the original. Please enquire for details.
Certain types of illustrations, whether drawings or paintings, may need a little “extra” to add impact and/or movement to the subject matter.
In this instance I have used simple radiating lines and small circular shapes to indicate the speed and the action of this motorcyclist, the late and very great Northern Irish road-racer, Joey Dunlop. The lifted front wheel is one indicator that the rider is moving at great speed, but the addition of the dust and stones being thrown up by the rear wheel, adds to that sense of speed and indeed danger of this particular sport.
Do not be tempted though,
to overdo these indicators of speed, etc., as it may even obscure the movement of the actual subject or subjects.
Our lives to-day are totally dominated by colour, usually 3D and in very High Definitation.
In this motoring artwork, I have taken a step backwards if you like, and re-produced one of my own motoring artworks (the original oil painting is in full colour) in black and white and honestly, I am astounded at the result. . And, here, I think, that feeling of a more gentle era, is so ably demonstrated by the lack of harshness both in the portrait of the Racing Driver – Eric Comas, the French F1 and Rally champion and (still very desireable – perfect fit for me…the beautiful iconic Renault Alpine A110,
Any artist knows that image is important and that the essence of the image must remain, but it can be as clearly or as ethereally defined as the artists believes it should be shown.
For my example, I have chosen my own illustration (ink on paper) of my version of my very first attempt at driving an extremely powerful Subaru Impreza WRC……..The action of the the car is emphasised by the tucked in wheels, the flying gravel at the rear and front ( it is 4 wheel drive vehicle) and the flying cones…not to mention my muttered imprecations and my staring eyes…….
As a demonstration of the dramatic use of oil paint, I have demonstrated here, one of my artworks, a portrait of the late (and very great) Graham Hill F1 and World Champion Motorsport Racing Driver.
This is not a large work but the use of oil paints in this instance, make, I feel, a very imposing artwork.
For some strange reason, that is, until the advent of Turner, watercolours were considered as a “female” past-time
In this Motoring Artwork, depicting a very dramatic car – Subaru Impreza WRC – I have been as faithful as possible to the imposing blue of the paintwork of this vehicle. And, it is a WATERCOLOUR.