06 January 2010

1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am en Plastique

20" x 26", watercolour on Yupo, 2009, private collection

My show at The Pilot Tavern in Yorkville has been held over for the duration of January. Details are at the bottom of this post.

This painting isn't part of the show, but was commissioned as a result of seeing my watercolour cars on Yupo at the SpeakEasy Drawing and Painting show at the Gladstone Hotel back in the summer. When commissioned, I was curious to see if I could pull of a painting of a late model car in the same style as all those classic cars I'd been doing, seeing as this technique on Yupo gives the picture a sort of patina of age. And on top of that, the car is grey(!), so I gave it a little boost of colour from that blotch in upper right.

There is one more car in the show that I still don't have a good photo of. It's a red MG that I couldn't figure out the year of. I think the painting came out very well, but it's too dark in The Pilot to get a good archival shot, so I'll wait until the show comes down at the end of the month.
(hm. maybe I should just take it out into the street one day...)
Autos en Plastiques
Continuing through January
22 Cumberland Street (Yorkville)
Toronto, ON

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