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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve

gosh dont the holidays go fast? Happy New Year!!.. hear that whoosy sound.. thats another year gone by!
did another couple of hours on the Solent.. slow going... the acrylic needs redoing to get that depth.. im using a new thing called a retarder medium that slows the drying down.. its pretty good too. Can you see the band on the side of the plane is a deep blue? Im probably going to inject a touch of colour in the lights too..
This is definitely starting to grab me... which is great as it gets me up to keep going and painting.. not as easy as pencil but I think, more fulfilling in the end.
Hope you all dont mind too many posts.. its just that I have the time to do it so...

 off to see a movie now I think.. drawing with wollox on monday... might get that ERA done eh?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh dear Warwicks at Work...

But Im not... gotta new desk easel so spent a couple of hours on the Solent..
Jeez my back hurts...
and listening to matinee Idle isnt helping!! Lol

wet friday

absolutely persisterating down outside!

Progress on the artworks continues tho..

the ERA undercarriage takes shape  and Ive started the Short Solent on the hard commission acrylic painting...
Its all a bit black and depressing!! lol

where's warwick's posts then... too busy wrapping sold catalinas?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing day +1 2011

E.R.A has progressed a bit, A2 size prints now available ($22 + postage) and I thought I'd show the new toy. A 1/18 P-38 Lightning. Im too scared to actually open the box yet... its monstrous! (as you can see from the senna blu-ray case for scale)..

AND.. Ive started the commission painting... Its to be a night scene of a Short Solent on the hard! Pic next time...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

Glorious day here in Wellington NZ. Frickin' georgeous!
Dr son home for 3 days and Im finally starting to unwind from the last few weeks stress at work.
Looking at really attacking another painting for an exhibition. Found a great old picture of mine from the 70's of a Skyhawk on display at Ohakea with admirers... Will be great at A2 size in acrylics.
But to keep the sunday pencilwork going with Warwick I needed another car so choose this action packed study on B&W of an E.R.A  Specifically R4D in a full blooded drift with Willie Green at the wheel... started with the wheels for a change!.. lol..

Have a GREAT Chrissy and an excellent New Year wherever you may be (even Christchurch!)  and buy lots of our prints!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Seasons Greetings

A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all of you who have viewed and bought our art work. We will be bringing you more representations of transport with a Kiwi theme in 2012.

Brett & Warwick

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We were wired...

Today was possibly the last drawing session for 2011 as we normally restrict ourselves to Sunday mornings and next Sunday is... Christmas Day. It's been a productive year as a quick trawl through this blog will attest. Brett has produced more, and sold more, than me, but then it's not a competition. We both have our own techniques and approaches which affect our productivity. Regardless, we both enjoy what we do and intend continuing into the next year drawing vehicles that interest us and exploring a few commissions.

Because it was Christmas (well, that was just an excuse really), we forewent our cheese and had some Christmas Cake (with Almond and Royal icing) with a glass of 8 Wired Brewing Co's The Big Smoke Smoked Porter.

The Opel is progressing beautifully - a real bargain, if I may be so bold. I particularly like the way your eye is drawn to the hand and face of the driver.

And Ka945 has bulked out a little. The remaining pipework and wheels may seem a little daunting but the diminishing perspective will help in that respect.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cheese, Wayne!

The same range of cheeses as last Sunday - shaved parmesan, aged cheddar and a smooth, nutty Gruyere. Brett brought a Monteiths Celtic Red along with him & I chewed my way through a Wigram's 'The Czar Imperial Russian Stout'.

The Opel is looking good - some excellent reflections along the side panels - and I could tell from his imprecations that the complex shades of red were challenging Brett. This is going to be a great Christmas present for the commisioner...

Ka945 is proving challenging - once again I'm appreciating the subtleties of depicting black locomotives (the last few diesels had very little matt & gloss black paint as part of their livery). The red and brass number proved a welcome relief...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Only Petone

We are selling on a local fair stall again! A late evening Christmas fair... hope the weather stays fine!!
If you're a local we'd be pleased to see you there, come up and say Hi!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wooden it be nice

The boys were not at their best today on Sunday. A solid 90 minutes of hard work but neither of us felt inspired. We fed on shaved parmesan, some aged cheddar and smooth Gruyere. And the special beer? A Wigram Brewing's 'Spruce Beer' that contained the flavours of rimu and manuka (native NZ woods) as James Cook reputedly brewed it in 1773.

Brett has started a Christmas commission - an Opel Monza GSE...

and I managed to get most of Ka945's cowcatcher done (although it will need a little rework).