I believe it was Jay who posted the interesting photo last Fall. This is my version of it.
Here is the photo and where the painting was in December.
As Always beautiful to look at and I love your guesstimation of colors
That's really awesome!
Not that I could pretend to afford one, but if I may ask, do you ultimately sell your wonderful artworks? I'm really hoping you have great gallery someplace where they're all displayed together. I'd pay the price admission to see them! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Left out an "a" and an "of"... I hate when I do that!
Another wonderful painting Rich--but gee, couldn't you have made her smile (a la Mona Lisa?)
Thanks for asking Jerry. To sell these things requires some marketing skills. The paintings or prints of Old Cars have a limited audience. I for one would not spent the money that Artists ask for similar works. I have the luxury of showing these pieces without any complications.
A few pieces have found their way into nice homes of friends or have been traded for items I couldn't find or afford.
As with My cars, it is just good fun.
I forgot to add "A painting" after the title.
David, I can't make her smile but you always make me smile.
I really want one of these coupes. The '19-20 style bail handles are really cool too. Great painting Rich!
Rick, "seek and ye shall find". They are out there. I enjoy my rusty one very much.
Rich,Thanks for sharing.
Where did the sun visor go?
Rich, Thank you for a very nice painting. The comparison to the photo is kind of interesting also.
I, too, kind of wonder where the visor went. Artists perogative probably...
You truly are a great artist. To have such talent, and to paint what you are passionate about, you truly are a wealthy man. I thank you for sharing such wonderful works with us!
The visor would have cast a shadow on her face, so Rich just didn't put it in!!
(Rich, just say, "That's my story and I'm a stickin' to it! )
PS Glad I make you smile, other just seem to get their pitching practice in with ripe tomatoes!
(as one person said to someone laughing at something I said; "Don't encourage him!!!"
That is BEAUTIFUL thank you for sharing your talent with us.
If you ever decide to sell some of your work I would be interested in a Coupe painting like that.
I would even throw in my parakeet to sweeten the deal
I always admire your paintings! Thank you for sharing them. Perhaps you would consider letting the club use one as the cover for the "Vintage Ford" or on an inside page? I know lots of the older members read the magazine but may not frequent the forum.
Again beautiful work -- thank you for sharing it.
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Such nice comments. Thanks.
I have seen many pictures of the suicide door Coupes with Ford style or accessory visors. I even tried to find a discussion of them here. My impression is that the visors were not provided until the new style in 1923. Certainly one could be gotten from the local Ford dealer and added to the earlier cars. Has anyone found info on factory visors being installed earlier. I do try to make my paintings more correct that I do my cars.
Hap, we have discussed the possibility of paintings for covers and I am working towards that. VF is a wonderful magazine. I am not sure what all the considerations would be.
Richard, I have the solution! You once posted that you would like to paint my 1917 shooting brake. Perhaps it could double as the cover car for the Vintage Ford. Just saying.
Allan from down under.
Rich, do you recall a '20 (?) coupe with suicide doors among the cars that were displayed at Bair's gas station back when ? (along with the "phantom" Monroe ?) - it did not have a visor.
I enjoy your paintings.
Great job, I always enjoy your work.
It is interesting to note how many pre-24 model Coupes are photographed (old photos) with the sun visor considering it wasn't standard equipment on the earlier coupes. Was that a dealer add-on option during the earlier years ('19-'23), or did they actually come out in later '23 and offered as a dealer add-on after that point in time?
Rick, my '25 Tudor has the visor and my '22 coupe does not. I am not bothered by sun in the Coupe but have trouble seeing traffic lights in the Sedan. I also have noticed the large number of "pre '23" T's with visors. My guess is that some folks added the visor for the new look. There seems to be a lot of cars with the tinted glass accessory visors. (Green, Blue and Red Glass.)
I can never remember these dates. From the MTFCA encyclopedia "A new “Fordor” sedan appeared in December 1922....the new Coupe and Tudor Sedan in August 1923.
Love it! What's the medium?
Thanks Jay. See what you started. It is acrylic on canvas with an occasional touch of Sharpie.
Ah, so it's "mixed media!"
Very nice Richard, thank you for sharing your work
By the way Dennis S. , I couldn't think of taking your parakeet in trade knowing how much it means to you.
I recall the fellow from your hardware store saying you came in to buy a file to dress down your parrot's beak. Apparently it was sharp and he was pecking you on the shoulder.
He told you "You can't file a parrot's beak. It will die."
"No" you said. "A beak is like a finger nail. It won't bother him a bit."
Several weeks later when he saw you he asked "How's your bird?"
"Well, he died" you told him.
"I told you filing his beak could kill him"
"Well it wasn't the filing that killed him. He was dead when I took him out of the vise."
Thanks Richard for the information about my parakeet. I won't tighten the vise so much on the second one or perhaps I'll just super glue his feet to the work bench.
Did you know it takes at least two dozen parakeets to make a meal for one person and man are they hard to get stuffing in!
Omg. Thank you guys for the good laugh. Can't tell you how much I needed that today!
If my math is right, 12 pair-a-keets would be 24 keets total.
OK Thanks again Rich that means if I buy two dozen parakeets I can really feed four people but if I put them in the blender I can feed six people because they can be spread on bread. I tried making parakeet soup once but the feathers keep getting stuck in my throat.
Ok go ahead and tell the others on the forum that the lady in the Coupe has a parakeet cage sitting on the seat beside her and that's how we got on this subject. She is not smiling because....wait for it....The bird flew the Coupe!
How's that for tying this all together!
Thanks Mark. I needed THAT. I hadn't ever seen the last half.
Dennis, Dennis, Dennis! Do NOT put four people in the blender.
No the bird did not fly the Coupe. The Coupe has no wings.
Hmmmm,....starting to see a pretty good demonstration of the effects of February "cabin fever"! (:^) (:^)
That last Coupe and parakeet picture is now my screen saver. Thanks for making my day.
OK, who put the smile on the lady??? Was that just for the bird pic, or on the original?
Inquiring Mind wants to know!
I have greatly enjoyed this thread--the art and the humor! Thanks all!
Photoshop David. )
The Art and the Humor are a good reprieve from cabin fever. Any break I can take from my activities is worth while. Artists like Stan Howe and R.V. Anderson make my day. Or someone's new car or a question I might know the answer to help break up the routine.
Rich, visiting you is definitely on my "bucket list" if I'm ever in your area! Now if we could find a third person to be with us, we'd probably have a modern version of The Three Stooges.
Idaho Falls, lock up the banana peels!
David - Rich's art is on my "bucket list" too, and I'm quite certain that I'd make a better "stooge" than most!
Harold, Let's synchronize Our watches!!
Hmm, you're closer though, I think.
Thank you for offering to keep my parakeet while I'm on vacation. I put him in a brown kraft envelope this morning and mailed him to you. I ask the post office not to run it through a postage machine but to hand stamp it. I put some bird seed in the envelope but he probably need some water when he arrives. I would have sent him air mail but he is scared to fly so I sent him book rate to save money. I also included a return label so you can mail him back to me in two weeks. Thanks for bird sitting for me
No need to thank me Dennis. You know I love the little guys. Did you just send the one? I'm expecting David and Harold for dinner.
Dennis, your comment about mailing a parakeet reminded me of a visit to my local post office last year. A guy came in with a claim slip for a package, and when the attendant brought it out, the contents were clearly buzzing!
Turned out the recipent was a beekeeper and had mail ordered a "starter hive" with a queen and some worker bees. The queen was in a special enclosure that prevented contact with the other bees in the box.
I had no idea you could order bees through the mail.
And I had no idea that a Richard Eagle painting was used in the set of a "Stooges" short film.
Nice job on the painting Richard and thanks all for the laughs! "Flew the coupe".
Actually what is really interesting is going to a local supply house when the bee packages come in to be picked up. All sorts show up. I once watched a gentleman show up with a minivan...load up a bunch of those packages and drive off. The thing is, there are typically several bees on the OUTSIDE of those packages that end up flying around the inside of the car while you are driving.
Speaking of bees and Ts....(I'm a beekeeper), check this one out
OK, since were getting a bit off-track anyways, I will tell a short, somewhat relevant story.
Guy is carpeting a little old lady's house. He finished one room, and goes to take a cigarette break. Oops no pack in his shirt pocket. Hmm, that's odd, he looks in the room he just finished, and sure enough, there's a small lump in the carpet, about the size of a cigarette pack. Hmm, "no way am I going to pull up this carpet to get that out!" So he takes his hammer and smashes down the pack, Just as he's walking out of the room, the homeowner comes over and asks, "Have you seen my Parakeet?"
Just saw on the news tonight, where a woman was hearing noises in the walls of her house. She called the repair guy and found that bee's had set up a hive in her walls.
They removed nearly 10 pounds of honey from the walls. Once they started to find the problem, the honey started to drain out of the siding.
Here is the clinker, the Fed's have declared bee's are endangered and they can not be removed or exterminated.
FYI, that is called a Cloche' hat. Very popular in the mid 20's. Every stylish girl had one, looked great with the new bobbed hair styles. Under the had, her hair is probably Marcelled, which is a style of wave made with a curling iron -- part of the bobbed hair look.
Mark, one of the great revelations for many people is what the Post Office will actually mail. In the spring of the year, there are thousands and thousands of baby chicks that are mailed. The post office will ship as few as one or as many as 100 at a time. Check out Murray McMurray hatchery. My friend Sandi is a mail carrier with a route that is part in town and part out of town a few miles but not truly a rural route. She routinely delivers baby Chicks, Ducks, Geese, Pea Fowl, etc. in the spring or if the weather is cold, leaves a notice that the birds are in and need to be picked up. Back room at the Post Office sounds and smells like a brooder house.
Rich, Dennis, David, you guys have made my day. I still can't hardly see because of the tears in my eyes from laughing so hard!!!! Ain't this forum great!!!! Dave
Richard, You must have Photoshoped a picture of the three of us!
BCG, we were staying at a friends' house and heard funny noises in the wall--I figured it was mice, so went to rap on the sheetrock to scare them away (I was hoping--yikes! The sheet rock was very soft and the noise changed to buzzing! Yep, bees in the wall! (fortunately not rattlesnakes!)The sheetrock was paper thin in that spot and I worried about them chewing through while we were there!
David S; it's a tough job, but someone has to do it (don't they?).
Joy clued me in on the Cloche' hat. I was able to find pictures. Here is some of the reference material I found. It helped make the colors in the painting more believable. They also helped with the shapes in the photo that I could see or couldn't see. Having a Coupe of the same type was a good thing too.
I had coo coos nest queued up with my trusty remote, to the part where he had all the nuts in the boat..............
Bee's being protected ....
My older brother Bingo found a foot in the alley being his house ... just a
foot. No sock, no shoe. He called the police and they cordoned off a full
city block and did an investigation. Never did figure out who was missing
a foot, but the kicker ... he got a bill for $11,000 for "disposition and burial" !!!
Find a foot ? Let someone else call it in !
So what your saying Burger is that your brother Bingo has "one foot in the grave" already!
"Never did figure out who was missing
a foot, but the kicker ... "
... but the kicker was the foot!
Really? Bingo was his name-O?
You ever want to see one pissed-off hombre, bring this subject up
at a family gathering !
You must have some interesting family gatherings.
Don't we all !
It is fertile ground for much comic reflection.
Is there any way to check if the foot was from the lady a few photos back?
Call the City of Spokane Special Foot Burial Dept. 509 . 625 . 6300.
Or you can ask my big brother Bingo Burger at the next meeting.
OK now you are going to get me started again. Rich and I went a few rounds about a parakeet and I finally dropped it but Burger I can not resist to make comments on your brothers name. No disrespect just some fun.
I guess you brother got his name when your Mother looks at your Dad...
she said "I have something to tell you"
he said "Your pregnant!"
she said "Bingo!"
Now the name sounds like a special at a diner but I have to ask...If Bingo comes to a family reunion with a cheese plate from the deli do you look at him and say " One Bingo Burger with cheese"
Sorry I'll stop now.
Bingo, interesting name for a Burger.
My Dad was a foot short of being 6' but he was never at your Brother's place.
Dennis is making me hungry.....
Would a Bingo burger come with bingo chips?