Posts Tagged ‘vehicle portraits’

1978 Corvette

There are lots of car lovers out there.  Right?

I find that when I ask a man to give me ideas for a portrait, they frequently respond, “Can you paint my car?”  Well, why not?  We do give our vehicles personalities!  Think about your first bike.  Did it have a name?  Remember the famously named sled, “Rosebud”, in Citizen Kane?  Boat lovers are notorious for naming their vessels.  If it moves and we ride it, then it will typically get a name.  So, if we personalize these inanimate objects with names such as “Bessie”, “Nelly”, or “The Tank” etc., why not consider them subjects for portraits?

This week I completed one such portrait as a commission.  The woman requesting the pointillism painting wanted it as a gift for her husband for Fathers Day.  She said,  “He would probably prefer a focus on his Corvette more so than himself”.   Surprise, surprise!  So, in gathering more details, I find that his shiny, red 1978 Corvette won an important trophy for a 25th Anniversary Corvette Competition.  She sent photos of this proud man standing handsomely in front of his Chevy winner.   More candid photos of the man and various angles of the car arrived shortly.

Rough Draft #1

After reviewing each,  I chose to create an image taking bits and pieces of several images.   I then sent rough sketches of potential portrait designs to the wife.

We decided on the Rough Draft #2 design that would include a closeup of the husband and his ‘Vette in the background.

Rough Draft #2

While working on the piece, I chose to add the 25th Anniversary symbol as another emphasis on the Corvette’s importance.

1978 Red Corvette Portrait

Today,  the completed portrait was shipped to arrive with plenty time for framing and gift-wrapping by his loving wife.  I hope he likes it.  She thinks he will!   Happy Fathers Day “Vette-Man”!

Now, I’m ready for another commission!   Email me directly should you know a special man, woman, boy, or girl who might enjoy a pointillism portrait of themselves and/or an adored vehicle.  Refer specific questions to landis@landisworks.com or in the COMMENTS below.

FYI:  Here’s John Grant after reciving his Landisworks Pointillism Portrait for Fathers Day 20011.

John Grant Corvette Pointillism Portrait

 

 

 

His wife writes,“John really liked the painting. I think he wants to put it at the office instead of home. If it is at the office then more people will see it.  He has pictures of the car and trophies at the office so would be a good  for conversation”.