From time to time, we will be featuring a new painting in progress and show the
progression from start to finish. This is an egg tempra just started. This scene
was located in Leipers Fork, Tn. The rock was cut limestone from the civil war era.
The final image when finished will be done from a Cruzscan from which we print
our Giclee' reproductions from at 1440 DPI.
update 2/3/2011 about a days work since above photo
a little more work on pumpkins and now the limestone rock
is beginning to take form.
update 4/15/2011 Finally finished the egg tempra "Sundown".
I haven't actually been working on it since first posted having
one commissioned piece with a deadline that had to be finished.
I usually stay on one painting from start to finish and not work
on any other paintings, but sometimes situations dictate otherwise.
Almost finished with this watercolor of childhood friends
of mine.....all brothers. "The Curtis Boys" . This photo
probably taken in the late 1940's or early 1950's. They
are sitting and standing on an old "Indian" motorcycle.
Maria shot this photo of me putting the finishing touches on
"The Curtis Boys". After this, it's back to the tempra "Sundown"
I rarely jump from one painting to another one, but sometimes
circumstances dictate that you do.
This is a painting I started about a year ago of the AA/A altered dragster.
I started the building of this car back in 1969. I did almost all the work
myself including the paint. It featured then a rare aluminum block 510 cu.in.
Chevrolet engine. My first love was cars and drag racing before I decided
that I wanted to paint. I'm basically painting this car from memory, although
I do have a few old photos of it. Lots of chrome which I loved. I sold it
almost as soon as I finished it to finance my first 4-color art reproductions
deciding it was cheaper to paint than race cars. It did win competition
eliminator class at the summernationals which was held at that time in
Bowling Green, Ky. I never saw the car again after it left my driveway.
I missed racing so much, I couldn't even go to a race for fear of wanting
to start all over again. Now maybe I can get the painting finished at least.