this piece is the second in a series of automotive paintings commissioned by jim cantrell of team raptor and vintage exotics competition engineering in phoenix AZ. a Corvette; it is a GT-1 class running at le mans. It also ran IMSA GTO back in the day. the painting is derived from a photo which is quite dark and blurred. i sharpened and brightened the image and after much research even uncovered the advertising in the background, which is distorted beyond recognition in the photo. the painting has a great ambience and captures some of the change of speed the car (and viewer) experience through the final chicane. for this series i am keeping the surface fairly flat, with texture implied and impasto (which i enjoy using in most of my other work) kept to a minimum.