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On my easel – Just an old Ford – 9th January 2020

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This 1933 Ford is my impression of one that was recently offered for sale in California on behalf of the owner from Clinton, Michigan. The actual car is a little lower and longer than this piece. It is, what was commonly known in the 1930’s, a sedan delivery. Based on the 1933 car it had a longer chassis and suicide doors.

These are the images from the first post On My Easel – 14th October 2019 and a follow up post – 19th November 2019. What’s happened is that the colour of the car has changed and I’m trying something different with the background. Still a long way to go.

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Just an Old Ford – 19th November 2019
Just An Old Ford 14th October 2019

This is a small oil on canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 inches x 8 inches) and forms part of a series including a 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, a 1950 Chevrolet deluxe, a 1936 Cord Westchester, a 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

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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.

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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 – Just an old Ford – 19 Nov 2019

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This 1933 Ford is my impression of one that was recently offered for sale in California on behalf of the owner from Clinton, Michigan. The actual car is a little lower and longer than this piece. It is, what was commonly known in the 1930’s, a sedan delivery. Based on the 1933 car it had a longer chassis and suicide doors.

This is the image from the first post On My Easel – 14th October 2019. What’s happened is that the colour has changed.

Just An Old Ford

This is a small oil on canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 inches x 8 inches) and forms part of a series including a 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, a 1950 Chevrolet deluxe, a 1936 Cord Westchester, a 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

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On My Easel – 1936 Cord Westchester – 18 Oct 2019

Art By Bruce - 1936 Cord Westchester

The Cord marque only existed from late 1929 to 1937 but in that short space of time they designed some fabulous vehicles and introduced a host of innovations to motoring. Probably the most famous of the Cords were the 1936 and 1937 models. The model featured in this oil painting is a 1936 Westchester.

 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 DeliveryJust an old Ford1950 Chevrolet Deluxe1937 Chevrolet Coupe1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak, and the 1936 Cord Westchester .

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On MY Easel – 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak – 17 Oct 2019

Art By Bruce - Pontiac Silver Streak

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 Ford1937 Chev Coupe1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, 1937 Cord Westchester, 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe and Grandpa’s Chev.

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On my easel – 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery

Art By Bruce 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery

This 1933 Ford is still on active duty in the USA and was recently sold after being with one family from the early 1950’s.

This is an oil on canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 in x 8 in) and forms part of a series including Just an old Ford, 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, 1950 Chevrolet deluxe , a 1936 Cord Westchester and others.

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On my easel – Just an old Ford – 14th Oct 2019

This 1933 Ford is my impression of one that was recently offered for sale in California on behalf of the owner from Clinton, Michigan. The actual car is a little lower and longer than this piece. It is, what was commonly known in the 1930’s, a sedan delivery. Based on the 1933 car it had a longer chassis and suicide doors.

This is a small oil on canvas panel measuring 148 mm x 210 mm (6 inches x 8 inches) and forms part of a series including a 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, a 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery, a 1950 Chevrolet deluxe, a 1936 Cord Westchester, a 1947/48 Pontiac Silver Streak and Grandpa’s Chev.

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I’m brave enough to tackle most challenges. You’re invited to send me your favourite photo and put me to the test. You can mail me at BruceA684@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you.