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sideache
02-18-2008, 07:52 PM
I have been invited to exhibit in an international show of automotive artists. Since they don't accept digital work, I broke out the oils again. I decided to do the first painting for the show based on The Red Car. The show takes place this Summer in Minnesota but the work needs to be done by March 1st for catalog.

https://www.illustratedgarage.com/images/The-Red-Car.jpg

Stewart
02-18-2008, 07:55 PM
When and where in MN as I may have to check it out.

Stewart
02-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Oh and beautiful work as always

Brooklands
02-18-2008, 08:03 PM
Cliff,
That is fantastic!!

As always I am in awe of your talents.

drooartz
02-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Fantastic work!

rick_ingram
02-18-2008, 08:45 PM
Drool.

VERY nice.

I am envious of your artistic talents!

Billm
02-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Cliff
That is great! And it brings back good memories of the book that started me liking these LBC's.
Bill

Baz
02-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Excellent work as ever Cliff....

sideache
02-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks gang!

I have a question. I haven't added the tape on the lights yet - would the tape be black, white or gray?

Also, the book says that they taped numbers to the doors, back and front of the cars - would it be on top of the bonnet or on the grill slats - I have seen old pics of both?

Randi
02-18-2008, 09:24 PM
gaspingly lovely!! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bow.gif

longbridgehealey
02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Cliff, I owned art galleries in the DC and Annapolis area for over 20 years, and represented quite a few pretty good artists. Even though I've been out of the business for over ten years, I still know good art when I see it. I've been admiring your work for quite a while, due to the Forum, and I just wanted to say nice job on the oil.

Larry

Mickey Richaud
02-18-2008, 10:41 PM
Thanks gang!

I have a question. I haven't added the tape on the lights yet - would the tape be black, white or gray?

Also, the book says that they taped numbers to the doors, back and front of the cars - would it be on top of the bonnet or on the grill slats - I have seen old pics of both?

White adhesive tape! Hap (main character in the story) got it from the hospital or the drug store. Same for the numbers, probably on top of the bonnet.

tony barnhill
02-18-2008, 11:01 PM
Beautiful - what size & for how much will it sell?

Mickey Richaud
02-18-2008, 11:45 PM
Oh, and I like how you've got the red TC in front of Arata driving Art's black TD! Great stuff!

sideache
02-19-2008, 12:38 AM
Beautiful - what size & for how much will it sell?

original oils are expensive - this one will probably be about $1700 at the show - 16" x 20" unframed - 20 x 28 framed

aeronca65t
02-19-2008, 05:32 AM
Coming here late to this, but...

Great work! Most of your other stuff is the basis for the screen-saver on my computer at work. I get lots of positive comments on your art. I wish I had your patience and skill.

Funny, but I just ordered a new copy of <u>The Red Car</u> from Amazon last week. I can't find my old copy.

<span style='font-size: 8pt'>Your question about that tape reminds me of something I started doing last year as a joke.
I started putting tape over the fake, plastic headlights on my ~Vintage Racer~. (https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/vintage/shen_vint_06.jpg)
I've gotten a few laughs over it. </span>

tony barnhill
02-20-2008, 11:02 PM
Cliff - have you ever thought of doing a print of a pair of MGA's - coupe & roadster - in Old English White? Maybe behind a group of people having a picnic or something?

Steve_S
02-22-2008, 01:52 AM
Very nice, Cliff! It's interesting to see someone else's visual interpretation of the book. I picture it differently, but the same spirit is in both of our visions. Unfortunately I do not possess the talent to put my vision on canvas or any other viewable media.

By the way, I would love to add the completed work to my web site along with all your other MG-related art. (LINK (https://www.mgnuts.com/artwork/paintings))

For inspiration on racing numbers, browse through this site: https://www.tamsoldracecarsite.net/

Also see historical MG photos including racing shots here: https://www.mgnuts.com/historicaltseries

sideache
02-23-2008, 01:05 AM
Cool - so they did have numbers on the front slats - i'll have the finished version posted tomorrow night.

Thanks Steve

sideache
02-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Finished version

https://www.illustratedgarage.com/images/The-Red-CarFin.jpg

Steve_S
02-23-2008, 11:48 PM
Sometimes they had numbers on the slats and sometimes they didn't. Sometimes you would see a number banner attached over the RH head lamp. I suspect various raceways and organizations all had their unique rules on the subject.

See here, scroll down to "various paintings" and view the first row for a couple examples: https://www.mgnuts.com/artwork/paintings/

First entry on this page is an example of paint on a honeycomb grill. https://www.mgnuts.com/artwork/sketch/

For two examples of Red Car cover art as well as others, see here: https://www.mgnuts.com/artwork/coverart (see Red car and Autosport Review covers)

Bret
02-24-2008, 09:40 AM
Great stuff Cliff!

Seriously looking to pick up a couple of your prints when I move into my new place. The one house I'm in negotiations on has an old charm to it and some of your work would look really nice in it.

Alas while the owners’ve already accepted my offer – the truth is it's "a short sale" (an oxymoron if there ever was one) and are waiting on the Bank to get their collective act together.

Anyway I’m hoping for the best, but you can expect an order sometime between now and the middle of next month.