"The Test Bench" a painting

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 05:43 pm:

I promised to post T related paintings as they happened. This was a still life I set up. Working from real things in color is a good break from working from black & white photos. It is tedious trying to guess the colors. It needs some more work but after 3 weeks or so I am giving it a rest.
Rich



16" X 20" acrylic. Here is a closer look.



(NFS)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 05:56 pm:

Wonderful work, Richard! :-) :-) :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:03 pm:

Beautiful work, but what is a "tetser"?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:27 pm:

Thanks Mark. One of these Ed:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ford-model-T-coil-tester-/252283165215?hash=item3abd3f9a 1f:g:7KsAAOSwezVWu3zN&vxp=mtr

Seems like there are endless variations. Jefferson and others.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:40 pm:

Richard, Ed means this, you probably put it there on purpose just to test (or tets) us! :-)

pic


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garnet on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:45 pm:

I really admire your talent Richard. A humorous followup to this would be an old codger squinting to see the contact alignment while his glasses are sitting up on his forehead!

Regards,
Garnet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:46 pm:

Hey it is a common mistake on stuff to have the label wrong.
I bought a stud welder for body repair and it clearly states on the decal, Stud Wedler. So it happens in real life, may as well happen in the happy place!

BTW, nice job. I can hardly scribble out a diagram of something I want to build,much less paint with a brush that good!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:51 pm:

Great stuff !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 07:04 pm:

Sorry, I'm a little dyslexic. Also a little slow. I'm flattered someone would look that close. Don't try to read the coil adjusting instructions. I can call it artistic license or fix it.;0)
It would be fun to put more people in these paintings but I understand the parts better than people. The parts sit still longer too.
Thanks for the comments.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 07:14 pm:

Don't fix it. I love it just the way it is.
Beautiful work as always. I do so admire your talent.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Hanson on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 07:15 pm:

Beautiful work. I wish prints were available... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 07:46 pm:

Too late Wayne. We do have it documented here though.
Mike, I wish good prints could be make more reasonably too.
I have always felt there should be more creative license to Spelling. Especially for artists and illustrators. I remember doing a SAFETEY INSPECTION form layout when I worked at the Nuclear Plant. They printed 30,000 before they noticed the mistake. I'm glad what I do now is just for fun.
Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robbie Price on Monday, February 15, 2016 - 08:33 pm:

Richard,
That is awesome, you have a wonderful talent!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 06:24 am:

Richard,

Beautiful work. Brings back lots of memories.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 06:33 am:

That's really different, nice work


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 07:04 am:

I always enjoy your paintings. They have the right amount of detail that has me looking at every square inch. I especially like the tape and frayed cloth wires on the tester power cord. :-)

Beautiful work! As always.

(Message edited by ccwken on February 16, 2016)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 08:16 am:

Very nice work. Wish I had that kind of talent, let alone the patience to do it! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:22 am:

Richard, maybe there was a post and I missed it, but didn't you once publish a calendar with a selection of your paintings? I would love to get one!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:31 am:

When I saw the title-Painting I was hoping it would be one of your's Richard.
Very well done.
It makes me think of the back room, possibly in a repair shop in the Model T era. And I believe that is what you were trying to do.
Perhaps there needs to be one of the coil hammers there too:-)

Herb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:37 am:

I'm glad there are some places like this forum where I can easily share these images. Only a few of us appreciate what these tired old things look like. Painting them forces me to look closely at them. Sadly, I don't get that enthused about the flowers I don't know the names of or the cute puppies that show up at the art museum.
It must come from spending so much time in the garage.
Herb, what does a coil hammer look like? I have some room to add one.
Thanks for the comments.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:28 am:

Rich, here's a thread with a picture and dimensions of a coil hammer: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/93993.html?1243991992

(Great painting, by the way ;) )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:37 am:

Thanks Roger. I'll see what happens.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Fielding "Ewe-taw" on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:49 am:

Richard,
Always enjoy your work.
Thanks for sharing,
Kevin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:22 pm:

Rich, it's a very nice picture. I really admire your talent and always enjoy your posts.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:57 am:

love these Rich, thanks for sharing a really nice job


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A Bartsch on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 07:24 am:

Richard: I've always admired your paintings, the incredible detail and accuracy of subject matter. I would enjoy seeing copies of your work in future a Lang's calendar or in an exhibit at the Model T Museum. A 'human interest' article about you, your cars and your artwork would be a most refreshing addition to the VF. Respectfully, jb


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:36 pm:

What James B. just said! I'd love to see lots more of your paintings Rich,.....they are fantastic!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:40 pm:

What James B. just said! I'd love to see lots more of your paintings Rich,.....they are fantastic!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:02 pm:

Thank you all. Most of the Model T paintings I have done have been posted here as well as some other stuff. As some of you know, I have no interest in marketing these other than some attempts at calendars a few years ago. This is a fun and easy place to show them as well as being published each issue in the VMCCA Bulb Horn magazine and a few local newsletters.
The Search process here is a little tedious so I dug these links up for Howard or anyone who would like to see more.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/524174.html?1426219571
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/522888.html?1425569378
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/516972.html?1424100009
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/505523.html?1420145193
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/472915.html?1408907030
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/437413.html?1397407042
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/428675.html?1394383633
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/415247.html?1390100824
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/405389.html?1386199334
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/361647.html?1368668309
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/337773.html?1359338490
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/313787.html?1348706106
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/280605.html?1333897476
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/278259.html?1333008020
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/269021.html?1329835349
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/264595.html?1328464997
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/262945.html?1327767060
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/262558.html?1327590502
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/260369.html?1326726435
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/259754.html?1326479045

Thanks again
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 08:44 pm:

Sorry Harold. I was taking a bath and wondered if I had called you Howard instead. I had been thinking of Howard's search for patent drawings when I typed the name. I trust that you are not too offended. If you are you can call me Dick. Mom always hated that.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 05:34 pm:

I returned to the painting. I haven't done the points hammer justice. Does anyone know what material and finish the originals were. I'm thinking a bronze with a little tarnish might be better.
I was happy to put the other tools in and will keep you posted should I finish this.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:52 pm:

Now wade aminnit, Did you clean up the work bench and put the tools away?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:35 am:

Herb, it is easier to add new items than to fix the problem areas. The fun continues.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 03:54 pm:

I am finished with this. I was happy to get back to it after the spelling correction and the suggestion of the points hammer. I managed to clutter it up a bit more.
Thanks
Rich







Prints were discussed. In the event any Forum member would like a print or 2 you could send me a PM. I would Email you a 1.52 MG file you could print or take to a copy shop. They have reasonable print prices depending on size.
Thanks for the interest.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A Bartsch on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 04:57 pm:

Magnificent Clutter! respectfully, jb


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