Something on the smaller side for me, as of late, but still fun and packing plenty of presence! A 'water scene' for sure, although regardless of home many paintings I tackle with water as a major element, each presents its own unique challenges! As per usual with me, the basic composition or arrangement of shapes and colours with in the format or edges of the painting is the first priority, and I am quite pleased with how this one comes off. The water dominates and is framed along the top with just enough info to give it a feeling of a particular place. Choosing names is always a fun distraction while executing a painting, and for this piece which I think epitomizes many folks ideal of a memorable 'Saturday', that is what I went with. The handmade frame seems to work very well with the painting, judging by the many favourable reviews it is receiving here in the gallery!
Wasn't it Enzo Ferrari himself that proclaimed the E type Jaguar to be the most beautiful car design ever?
This stunning blood red Jag was sitting across the street from my gallery one day and I managed to get a few pics of it before it drove off. A car as eye catching as this is always going to draw attention. I strategized a way of simplifying the background to mainly black and white shapes, allowing the long slender bright red shape of the Jag to really dominate the composition.
With the successful completion of this piece, it is now time to start looking around to see what may become the next piece of automotive art I choose to paint!