Tag Archive: image of the day


le mans corvette ( 2' x 3' ) NA

le mans corvette ( 2′ x 3′ ) NA

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.

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American Telco  ( 2' x3' ) NA

American Telco ( 2′ x3′ ) NA

this piece; “american telco” is the first in a series of automotive paintings commissioned by jim cantrell of team raptor and vintage exotics competition engineering in phoenix AZ. it is a pretty straight forward project.  the point of focus in the original photo was behind the driver, with all the motion in front of the car. for the painting i moved the point of focus forward, and added some sense of motion at the back. i also intensified the color and the contrast making for a very nice painting of a very fast car.