Monday, 10 May 2010

Wiscombe Park Hill Climb Report 9th May 2010

GN v8 Jap (acrylic painting)
This was done as part of the live painting session throughout the day (when my fingers were warm enough). This piece was based on a photo taken by Liz Cawley at Mallory (2007) of the GN v8 overtaking a Frazer Nash. Thanks go to Liz for permission to use the photograph. I decided to take the painting in a more dynamic direction by envisioning it from a lower more dynamic angle and exaggerating the perspective to get a better feeling of speed. I will definitely do more of this in future!

My favorite car of the event. I first saw it when driving down the course to get to the paddock in the morning. Makes a great noise!
Another beast of the day, a common frequenter of VSCC events the mighty Napier Bentley. Housing a 24-litre Napier Sea-Lion W12 aeroplane engine in the chassis of a 1929 8-litre Bentley
Not all the cars were big though!

Thanks to all at the V.S.C.C. for putting on such a great event. Even though there was a real chill in the air all in attendance were in great spirit making the day really enjoyable. Plus the fact that I got to paint all day whilst having a wonderful view of the cars going up the hill, life couldn't be better.

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