Acrylic on canvas.
Wow Richard, that's great!
Another fantastic painting.
Another fabulous masterpiece. If you start running out of wall space, my staircases could use a few pieces of fine art
Incredible! I admire your artistry, skills, vision, all amazing! It looks so real in so many ways, I feel I could just walk over and lend them a hand.
Richard, I am completely blown away by your skill and artistry!!!!!
Your use of color and shading is remarkable. When I first saw this painting, I thought it was a photograph.
Would love to have you post pics/vids of your process.
Richard, beautiful. Thank you for posting your fabulous work.
Words from my mind and mouth cannot describe your talent correctly, so I will only say; Thank You
for your talent and sharing with the Model T world.
Your paintings are truly Eye Candy for everyone to enjoy!
Thank you all. The process is mainly carefully laying everything out in pencil. I work from photos and often scale them. I look at dozens of pictures on the internet to get proportions and colors as correct as possible. I also have a lot of pieces around the basement a garages that give me information. The Red inner tube shown here helped even though I'm not sure if tubes were red that early. There is tremendous information in some of the forum photos. Much of the magic comes accidentally and often the painting is working me rather than me working the painting. It is a lot more fun than mowing the lawn or shoveling snow.
Yesterday a lady asked if I gave lessons. I told her I should take some. I am pretty much self taught.
Good grief man. That's beautiful.
NOW I see why some fellas think your paintings are actually old photographs.
It's high noon, a light breeze is blowing, the standing man's coat shows this and the flora won't settle enough to take a picture.
It looks like a colorized photograph.
IF I had any sense at all, I'd grab it and save it on a flash drive!
Hehehe! Flash drives and the Glidden tours in one thought! :-) Whoda thunk? :-)
Thank you for sharing this!
Except for the red tubes, I've been there. You got it right.
As a wallpaper a few minutes ago on my desktop. Rich, is it OK I tried this?
Thank you for sharing.
Richard that incredible. Nice.
Rich... The guy on the left appears to be wearing MY favorite hat, though.
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Part of the enjoyment is that these are familiar circumstances and items.
Duey, I'm happy for you to enjoy this anyway you can. Some have to control the use of their images that are their livelihood. These paintings and my cars are just for fun and sharing them seems worthwhile to me.
Rich, It's very very nice. I admire your talent and thank you for sharing these pictures with us here on the Forum.
Linda says, " I really like Rich's paintings--he paints like Norman Rockwell."
"We oughta be able to fix ONE of these inner tubes?!"
Well,.....I don't know David,....I never saw a Norman Rockwell painting that I had to look at really intently for the first few seconds to determine if it was a painting or a photograph! Two different styles but both absolutely "art gallery quality"! But frankly, if I could only pick one to hang in my home, well,.....sorry Norman,......(:^)
They should get out of the road. There is another car coming, in two or three hours.
Thank you so much for giving us a window into the past! I love the painting!
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Really original and beautiful painting. I love your attention to the detail - the shadows and colours make this look like it has happened before and is just a picture taken with an old camera... Brings back some memories of the old times...
Thank you kindly...
Rich, Your talent is without question. I enjoy these posting and look forward to seeing your art. Have you thought about donating a painting to the Model T Museum? That way many of us could enjoy your work in person. Thanks for sharing, Bob
Beautiful painting! I really appreciate the way you have captured all of the intricate details. I'm curious, what make of car have you painted? Is it a Buick?
Incredible, as always.
I adjusted the image so all you could see was Rich's painting. Then called my wife to look at it. She also said it was a colorized photo and was totally amazed when I scrolled and showed it was a Richard painting.
Richard, I have to ask; How long does it take you to complete a painting like this? Must be very labor intensive.
I just LOVE you work. Thank You for sharing it with us.
I'm happy this is being enjoyed.
Marv, you must have a great hat.
As for Norman Rockwell, I wish I could do some of the things he could do. His characters and style were amazing and he captured some wonderful things with paint.
RE H. I did donate a painting to the Museum and they are going to frame it and display it in the Bruce McCalley Library. Seeing the originals is nice but I think the the reduction and computer screen are very complimentary to these images also.
Dan, I like to think of the car as a Buick but the photos I worked from didn't match Buicks I know of.
Terry & Sharon, about 90 hours went into this one. Some take 200 or more. The foliage took less time than the other details.
Glad to hear you donated a painting to the museum. I am looking forward to the Homecoming and hopefully being able to see it and the Bruce McCalley Library. Thanks so much Rich for you generosity.
Rich, Self taught???????!!!!! Amazing! What great natural talent.
I know what you mean about the painting taking over you. Same thing as an actor. You get in the "zone."
Well I took some classes in high School and College but I what I do comes more from 35 years as a draftsman. I was allowed to play with the T-square and drafting tools as a child. My wife illustrates children's book for a local author and we both find we loose ourselves in creative efforts. I can do the same thing building car parts. When you loose track of what day it is or the time and awake as from a dream you know you are really concentrating. Of course I loose track of things when I'm just sitting around too but it is different. It is an escape but perhaps more constructive than some ways of escaping.
Well, I've got to go for now. Joy say's we are taking down the Christmas tree today. <:o)
Some of you may have though I was kidding about the Christmas Tree.
Your not alone Richard!
We do have our priorities.