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felixdk
11-16-2016, 04:44 AM
I'm starting a painting in ArtRage based on photos that I took at the 1971 running of the Watkins Glen 6 Hour endurance race. That period in racing was a time of contests between some legendary cars and drivers. In this case, it's the Porsche 917K of Jo Siffert versus the Ferrari 512M of Mark Donohue. I'm trying to do this one as if I were using gouache, so I will have to do some experimenting with brush settings.

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felixdk
11-22-2016, 05:45 AM
Proceeding with layering in colors.

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Enug
11-22-2016, 04:00 PM
Very detailed work - looking good.

felixdk
11-24-2016, 03:30 AM
Thanks Enug. :)

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felixdk
11-26-2016, 05:43 PM
Sponsorship markings are a PITA.

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eighty+
11-26-2016, 05:56 PM
Hi Felix I only watch F1 but as your painting cars. It may pay you to look at kenmows work as he is a car man ok. A Canadien. Looking Good Regards Ploos

felixdk
11-27-2016, 01:52 PM
Hi Felix I only watch F1 but as your painting cars. It may pay you to look at kenmows work as he is a car man ok. A Canadien. Looking Good Regards Ploos

Thanks eighty+, I'll take a look at his work. I gave up on F1 years ago. Used to go to the USGP at Watkins Glen every year while it lasted. Now I go to the vintage racing events to relive old times.

felixdk
11-29-2016, 07:58 AM
The Penske 512M is pretty much done (unless I spot an error later). On to the Gulf 917K .

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scribbledsoul
12-01-2016, 03:28 PM
Love it! Very unique and fun! :)

felixdk
12-01-2016, 11:47 PM
Love it! Very unique and fun! :)

Thanks scribbledsoul, if only our paintings could have soundtracks :)

felixdk
12-06-2016, 03:53 AM
Will return to the cars later for a final fettling. Moving to the background, starting with the Armco barriers.

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quixotic
12-24-2016, 05:17 PM
Bravo! Very well done!

Didn't Steve McQueen drive something like that in the movie LeMans?

felixdk
12-26-2016, 01:30 PM
Bravo! Very well done!

Didn't Steve McQueen drive something like that in the movie LeMans?

Thanks quixotic, the finished painting is posted in the Digital Showcase area. Steve McQueen did drive a Gulf Porsche 917 in the movie "Le Mans" and competed against the Ferrari team in 512s.

kenmo
05-10-2018, 05:37 AM
These turned out very nice... As a fan of everything automotive, I find these paintings very inspiring... Look forward to more from you....

DaveRage
06-01-2018, 03:43 PM
I liked how the desaturated colours gave this a classic sort of feel when I viewed the final image. Really nice seeing this all come together!