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1950 Chevrolet Deluxe – completed

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Anther car completed today. The reference pic comes from Joshua Morey of Bakersville, North Carolina USA. He had just bought the car in 2019 when he published the pic on FB. All original with 88,000 miles (140,000) km on the clock.
Joshua is co-owner of Grumpy’s Conversions in Bakersville.

This piece was originally earmarked for a close up painting of a gooseberry. Unfortunately I ate the subject. That wouldn’t have been so bad but it was the last gooseberry of the season and then the drought of 2016/2017 in the Western Cape wiped out the next crop. That’s why there’s a white oval in the centre of the panel!
The canvas was later pulled out to become a two door 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe.

Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe
1950 Chevrolet de Luxe
Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe

This is an oil painting on a canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in) and is one of series including Just an Old Ford, 1937 Chev Coupe, 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, 1936 Cord Westchester, 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe – Joshua Morey’s Image
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1937 Chevrolet Coupe – complete and available

Art By Bruce - 1937 Chevrolet Coupe

The 1937 Chevrolet Coupe is finally complete. I really enjoyed doing this old rust bucket with it’s patina, rusty wheel rims and broken door handle. Painting old cars is a lot cheaper than restoring them to their former glory or turning them into hot rods or “gassers”.

Here are some photos taken during the process.

It is an oil painting on a canvas panel measuring 152 x 203 mm or 6 x 8 inches.

Tomorrow it will be sealed and will be ready for shipping by 20th January 2020.

Some other small motor vehicle paintings currently nearing completion include a blue 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe, a 1952 Blue and Orange Chevrolet de Luxe, a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery and a 1947/1948 Pontiac Silver Streak.

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This is a restored 1937 Chevrolet Coupe photographed at a car show in Christchurch,
New Zealand by “Riley from Christchurch”. Image used in terms of Wikipedia Creative Commons License.

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On My Easel – 6 old cars

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Each one of these small oil paintings have their own specific set of challenges. Deciding what to do with the background poses another set of challenges. They are quite small – 200 mm x 150 mm canvas panels so it’s extremely difficult to get the detail right. You are, after all, scaling a 5 meter long vehicle down to 20 cm.

Of course, the older one gets the less stable the hand and less focused the eyes. Which reinforces my contention that buying old artist’s work is a wise move. It’s like ly to go up in value sooner rather than later.

All six are in various stages of completion and they will be finished off in a short while, but first I’m off to visit a Pecan Nut farm for a week.

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On My Easel – 1950 Chevrolet De Luxe – 24th November 2019

Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe

This piece was originally earmarked for a close up painting of a gooseberry. Unfortunately I ate the subject. That wouldn’t have been so bad but it was the last gooseberry of the season and then the drought of 2016/2017 in the Western Cape wiped out the next crop. That’s why there’s a white oval in the centre of the panel!
The canvas was later pulled out to become a two door 1950 Chevrolet de Luxe.

Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe

This is an oil painting on a canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in) and is one of series including Just an Old Ford, 1937 Chev Coupe, 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, 1936 Cord Westchester, 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

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On My Easel – Grandpa’s Chev – 19 Oct 2019

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I recently read about a young chap who inherited his Grandpa’s 1950’s Chev. He is busy restoring the old car but it’s a race against time. His Gran has a few months to live and he wants to take the old lady for one last drive. Here’s hoping he gets it finished in time.

This is my interpretation of how the car will look when its complete. It’s an oil painting on a canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in X 8 in). It forms part of a series which includes a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, Just an old Ford, 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe, 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak, and 1937 Cord Westchester .

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On My Easel – 1950 Chevrolet deluxe – 17 Oct 2019

Art By Bruce - 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe

This is an oil painting on a canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in) and is one of series including Just an Old Ford, 1937 Chev Coupe, 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, 1937 Cord Westchester, 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

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On my easel – 1937 Chevrolet Coupe

1937 Chevrolet Coupe

This sad old Chevrolet is a small oil on canvas panel painting measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in). It forms part of a series which includes a 1933 Ford, a 1933 Ford sedan delivery, a 1950 Chevrolet deluxe, a 1936 Cord Westchester and others.

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