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paletteone
07-10-2015, 10:23 AM
You might have thought this will be a P-51 piece by the title. Another auto work, this is a small acrylic sketch to be worked up to a larger pastel. I will get back to aviation subjects again, I keep promising myself anyway.

Gray539
07-10-2015, 12:54 PM
I like that one, Norbert. Having owned a couple of Mustangs, a 68 for 32 years, and a Fox body Cobra, they're one of my favorite cars. Drive- ins were a way of life when I was a young man.

paletteone
07-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Thanks Gray! Further progress on the large pastel. The piece is proving to be a challenge when it comes to cutting the intricate frisket masks for all the details on the car and the background. It helps to keep the frisket film aside in order to replace each piece once any given part of the pastel has been rendered. A lot of work but worthwhile in the end. As with any pastel piece, there is always a lot of burnishing with stomps. The smaller acrylic study can be seen at the top.

Gray539
07-29-2015, 09:45 PM
Love the drive-in scene, Norbert. Looks like a good size drawing.

paletteone
08-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Slow but sure progress! Thanks for the kind words Gray and Neil (on Optical Odysseys).

paletteone
09-14-2015, 12:05 PM
The large pastel is complete. Oil Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper. Dimensions are 27.75" x 11.75"

vegaskip
09-14-2015, 12:13 PM
Nice picture, all you need now is to sell it for a price that would allow you to buy one!.
Jim

Gray539
09-14-2015, 06:44 PM
Looks great, Norbert. You just can't go wrong with a drive in scene. Today's youth have no idea what they're missing.