Saturday, September 17, 2016

Car Sketching - 17 of 30 - Swedish Car Show

Swedish Car Show
(by Tydingesjon's Camping)
Oil on linen on panel

One of those great days this summer where the kids had fun playing in the shallow waters of this lake  and "me oh my" there where cars lining up for that evening's classic car show for my Dad and I to check out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Car Sketching - 14 of 30 - Shiny for Sale

Oil on Linen on Panel

I'm sure nobody's noticing that I have a few days missing on the road to 30...:-)  Sometimes, even when I paint a takes a while until I'm ready to say done.   This is one of 3 classic beauties found on the way to Chatham this summer - shiny and for sale.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Car Sketching - 8 of 30 - Havana to Home

Havana to Home
Oil on Gessoboard

So many lovely memories from Cuba... Including those evenings bartering for the best ride home after a night of salsa music, holding on for dear life as our driver sped through the night and intersections.   Those favorite cars of mine, without seat belts or catalytic converters, but with so much history and so many journeys and stories to tell.    I've been wanting to paint this one for awhile.

You can see more of my paintings from Cuba here.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Car Sketching - 6 of 30 - Harbor Hangout

Oil on LinenPanel

Day 6 of 30 - Here's another Car Sketch..."Harbor Hangout" I think I will call it....I enjoyed simplifying this one...painting it almost in a watercolor fashion with different color pools/washes to make up the shadow area and really bright highlights...

Car Sketching - 3 of 30 - Red Snapper

"Red Snapper"
Oil on Linen Panel

I loved all the red I saw when I took the photo reference of this one.   Big VW Car Meet and I got the just as the sun was going down...although I'm not a 100% certain if this is a VW...I'm sure someone would be able to tell me:-)...

By the way I'm putting all my car sketches up for the DPW Auction, starting really low...;)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Car Sketching Day 2 of 30 - Before the Dance

Oil on Canvas Panel

I named it "Before the Dance", but it could also have been named "After the Reindeer Sausage" as spotting this bug took place in between those events.  Spent a few hours at this Camping spot by a small lake in Skane, Sweden.  The kids swam, my Dad and I took a gander at some of the vintage car lining up for the evenings meet and before the dance would start I bought some different sausages to try when we got back home.  These campers have really had a resurgence in Sweden as all the people who used to go as kids now have kids of their own.