27 January 2013

Three Headlights

22" x 30", watercolour, 2006

This a (much) larger version of the bottom painting in an earlier post about my ink paintings of Vespas. I like the room a larger painting area provides for really getting in there and working on details, especially enjoyable when working on intricate mechanical parts as in the front wheels and the headlights. It's also a lot of fun to paint reflections on shiny surfaces. 

I photographed these Vespas in front of the scooter dealership on College Street in Little Italy near my old neighbourhood in Toronto. Older vehicles are more aesthetically pleasing to me compared to contemporary ones; hell, most modern technology just doesn't have the same kind of beautiful flair of mid-20th Century stuff.


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