Friday, February 15, 2008
OK, so I said I'd post more cars, here they are. The first is a 1957 Corvette. It's done with acrylic paint on canvas 21" x 16" .
Another nostalgic piece, I added a man in typical James Dean pose (complete with cigarettes in his sleeve) just for fun.
Another Pastel piece, 36" x 24" pastel of a customised 1974 corvette in front of Kewpee's diner, that Utica landmark that lives on in the fond memories of it's former customers.
Another car painting in Acrylic.
Cars are fun, so I made a series in watercolor and one in pencil.
Other vehicles next time!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
If you right click on this image and use it on your site or print it out, you will be hung, drawn and quartered! OK, so that's a complete lie, but these images took me a long time to make, so if you do take it, please give me credit, a simple by K.Shetler will do. It would also be appreciated if you would email me to let me know where my images travelled - just curiosity, I won't harass.
Feb. 15, 2008
I thought I'd start with a painting and a story.
The man who comissioned this is an ace mechanic who owned the black car in the foreground and who had "souped up" all the others. Back in the day, he'd done drag racers and a little street racing. The place to meet your street racing opponent was called Kewpee's in Utica, NY.
This particular cultural landmark had been torn down in the late 70's but I found a photograph to work from. Being mid-winter, I also used photographs for the cars (they were all nestled snugly in garages) I enjoyed the old timey feel of the sketches when I had put it all together, so used pastels which didn't quite come to the edges of this 24"x 36" painting to enhance the effect
This was the beginning of several more car paintings, I'll post them soon.