Pa Kettle may have been the most under-rated character of the Twentieth Century, and while I'm not sure he even built or raced Fast Fords I believe this is what his shop might have looked like.
Another great addition to your portfolio Richard!!!
Hey, some of us resemble that remark.......
Very nice Richard. I always enjoy the warm quality and color of your well detailed paintings. You really "get it right". Can almost smell this shop. Love it.
Reminds me of the joke......you might be a red neck if, your wife has ever yelled "Sugar, can you come move this transmission? I want to take a bath."
I just received my 2014 "Auto Art by Richard Eagle" calendar from my favorite co-worker, Sally Eagle.
She came to the Model Shop just to give it to me and just like last year, it's fantastic!
Last year, the painting of the Oldsmobile Limited was so awesome, I didn't want to change the month. I remember seeing one of those on my visit to Harrah's Car Collection when I was ten. It was a stand-out in the collection just like it was in your calendar. You sir, are quite the artist.
Thanks a million Richard, and Happy New Year!
Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main. Ma & Pa Kettle!!
That's a great painting! I'd rather have that than some European famous landscape painting.
What kind of overhead conversion is that??
Nice! What could I possibly add to it? Great stuff! I and a lot of others here really admire your artwork.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Mike, you can see a Limited up the road at the Nethercutt. Same one?
Rich - I didn't know that calendars with your art work were made. Are they on the market or available by mail?
I've admired your art for some time & would really like to get one.
He had some for sale last year, and I bought one and enjoyed it all year. I asked about them this year, and he said he wasn't going to make them again. I guess only "special" people can get them this year. (Maybe you have to know Sally.)
Anyone know who Keokuk and Crowbar were?
Warning geezer trap.
The two native americans on the Ma and Pa Kettle show?
Nice comments. Thanks. The 2013 calendars were fun to do and we met some nice people thru the sales. We had advertised them on the classifieds here and in the Vintage Ford. We didn't do any this year for sale but Joy put one together for our kitchen and I convinced her to print a few extras for some of the nice folks we know. It's more fun to give them away than to try to market them. We might do a 16 month 2015 calendar if we get around to it. The cost and the quality of paper was not what we wanted last year.
Glad so many of you remember the Kettle's. Hope you enjoy the paintings here. They are fun to do.
Stan, the overhead is supposed to be a RaJo.
Richard - I absolutely love the detail that only one fully familiar with the subject can reproduce, great job! I saw a reference to a calendar earlier in this thread, How do I get one?
G.R.C., we have none left, however, Most all of the T stuff has been posted of this forum in one place or another. This is a far better place to show the stuff as there are a limited number of folks who enjoy these things. A little searching will bring up more than a dozen.
Beautiful painting! Complete with caked on dirt. But what is the seed packet doing there?
There are a half a dozen more hidden away in the last posts of some of the threads.
Keep in mind I post these here for those who might enjoy them, but am not soliciting sales. I seldom sell stuff but am published in a few magazines and newsletters.
Richard, I love your artwork! Many thanks for the 2014 calendar, It was a very pleasant surprise. I feel honored to have received one to start the new years off with. HAPPY TOURING! Jay
Richard, Beautiful Work! The detail is incredible. Would you please email me. I would love to talk to you about an idea I have for my 1916 Touring.
Jay, it's just payback for all the ideas I've gotten from you. Glad you liked it.
Patrick, PM sent.
Thanks again for the nice comments on my work. I apologize for repeating the disclaimer, but I still get some requests to sell or take on paintings for others. I am flattered, but as paintings like the one above take around 400 hours to do and when I try to equate hours to dollars I realize it is not worth it. If Joy puts a calendar together to sell for 2015, we will try to advertise it through Vintage Ford, T Times and the classifieds here. The Forum is not a place to sell stuff.
I am indebted to those who post pictures of their cars, projects and the wonderful old black and white pictures here. I wish I could paint faster and do more than three or four a year.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Richard - I know I commented about this before, but that one Model "T" painting you did, I couldn't help but notice that the "cocked" front wheels had the perfect Model "T" stance, part of which was a perfect example of the Ackerman steering geometry, and I have thought about it since, and I'll bet you're the only artist in the country that fully understands Model "T" front end and steering geometry, including the Ackerman principle! We sure enjoy your paintings,.......harold
Richard, thanks for sharing your paintings, what a talent you have must be so rewarding producing something like that. Fantastic.
Harold, I don,t really understand all I've read about the Ackerman principle but I have looked at T axles a lot.
I though any of you that come back to this thread might enjoy a close up.
While painting the Strombergs I wondered about Stan H. and if part of the reason he likes working on carburetors is the wonderful color of brass as well as the nice craftsmanship that goes into them. My mind wanders when I paint.
Richard - Ackerman principle (my poor and incomplete description) means that with front wheels cut sharply to turn, the inside wheel is turned visibly more, or "sharper" than the other. Most artists would miss that detail and show both wheels turned the same amount; in other words, parallel to each other.
You're like me Rich; you obviously understand it, we just can't "say it"!