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SLeahy
08-04-2012, 07:18 AM
The original thread is here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1208502)


Just finished this painting of an Olds 88 that is a favorite at all the local cruise nights around here. Since this painting is acrylic on metal, I still need to have a clear coat applied. I was also thinking a medium blue pinstripe to border the image and possibly gold leaf. Here it is before the clear.

Thanks for taking a look!

'Tuesday Night Star'
3"x1.75"
Waterborne Acrylic on titanium

moepar
08-04-2012, 07:54 AM
that is really nice! great job

PattiLou
08-04-2012, 08:01 AM
Fantastic job on this.

noodle1
08-04-2012, 08:32 AM
Awesome!!!

Elaine

susme48
08-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Really nice!!!

George Servais
08-04-2012, 09:29 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

NeilF92
08-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Superb!

gaykir
08-04-2012, 12:23 PM
Absolutely amazing.

ohjanet
08-04-2012, 12:49 PM
This is great!

mooselover
08-04-2012, 12:51 PM
That's a painting, looks like a photo. WOW!

old_hobbyist
08-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Great rendering. Chrome particularly spot-on.

SLeahy
08-04-2012, 06:30 PM
Thanks everyone! I have had two family reunions the past week and a 50th anniversary party for my parents so it was a surprise that this one even got done. Fortunately, I have the frame for it already to go so things should come together pretty quickly once it comes back. Hopefully sometime next week.

This is a better shot to show the scale of this one.

wilfred
08-05-2012, 04:57 AM
Amazing how you have painted it so realistically on such a small panel! Excellent work, Steven!

OkeeKat
08-06-2012, 11:37 PM
Awesome details as usual for such a tiny painting!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Love your work Steve!!
Fabulous!!

idylbrush
08-07-2012, 05:50 AM
Another rare beauty. Your precise handling of the subject on such a small surface confounds me.

Lady Carol
08-07-2012, 07:24 AM
Wow. Such detail in a tiny piece.

RPut
08-07-2012, 11:16 AM
OMG I missed the size until the next pic! Now a double WOW WOW!

Geekette
08-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Here's another voice to the "Wow, I can't believe you managed to pull this off on such a small scale" chorus. Excellent work.

wdame
08-07-2012, 05:02 PM
The only thing that comes to mind is...."WOW!!"

Dcam
08-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Wow: Great job. Is that aluminum you painted on? Do your eyes still hurt? At my age they would.
Masterful painting.
Derek

Mz_Sketch_Pad
08-07-2012, 07:08 PM
a beauty!

SLeahy
08-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks everyone, it really means the world to me coming from you guys.

Derek, I do these paintings on small plates of titanium.

I read an Italian description once describing miniature artwork in general as 'piccolo tesoro' or little treasure. When I read that, it changed the way that I was thinking about my paintings. I was using Ampersand board which is fantastic but decided that it would add to the overall impact of the piece to use something more unique. The paint I am using is essentially a water based automotive paint anyway so making the transition to a metal substrate was seamless.

lilbelle
08-09-2012, 06:34 PM
Incredible detail for such a small painting, love the chrome!

Shamrock15
08-09-2012, 06:56 PM
Loved it when I thought it was a large piece, even more impressive in its real size.

thesnowybee
08-12-2012, 11:48 AM
you must have great patience and a stead hand..brilliant

kennychaffin
08-12-2012, 11:59 AM
OMG that's tiny! Well done!