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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Grilling it

saturday morning and planning to go out tomorrow for a birthday lunch at a winery so thought I'd better get into the drawing while I can!
doesnt look like much progress but plenty of grill, bumper and lights work and I started the windscreen to give it some feeling of proportion.

dug out the better camera again also.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

let there be Lights!

Sick day today, hunkered down in my burrow and did a little work on the Escort.
Cibie lights are a blast from the past.. tested out the deep blue / purple of the bodywork.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Woolmark Escort

Been a couple of weeks now. Finished the Gambia painting and sent it off to the commissioner. She loved it apparently which is Great! and I look forward to a picture of it framed one day.
Had a few sales last week which was  very welcome as a few new Magic card must-buys have come into the card shop!!
I met up with Warwick last week when he came into town on the pensioner express (which I am almost qualified for myself) and had a good chat. Apparently the trains are selling well and he's started a couple more. Maybe we'll see them here soon?

So what is next? well I thought another Rally car would be saleable especially an escort and especially a famous New Zealand rally escort. So Ive started Hannu Mikkola's winningWoolmark escort from the 1973 International Heatway Rally of New Zealand.
The picture captures the car in late afternoon sun hence the yellow nature of the light.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Nearly Done!

Some layers of glazing done and looking better I think.
Note the weird cloud effect is due to a wave in the canvas, the actual clouds are more together than that!
Ill leave it for a day or so and decide if its done!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Tidyied up the ship quite a bit and have applied the first glaze layer to the sea. Naturally that has washed out the whitecaps so they need redoing! but I think its tied the colours together and made it a bluer sea. Might need more clouds now!

Photo was taken under yellow bulb light so looks a tad different to the previous pics!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Waves waves waves!

redid the sky to be less dark and smerge into the lighter right hand side and had a good go at the waves on the sea. I think both the sea and sky will benefit greatly from a glaze soon. A dark ish sea color glaze over the sea will tie it all together! Now on to some ship detail with a teeny tiny brush. This pic is quite large for me A2 size is some 25.5 inches x 18 inches and occupies a lot of my work table and uses a lot of paint each time!!
1 month left!