'Tank' 150cm x 60cm
Acrylic paint on canvas was used to celebrate that famous polished aluminum look of the 1950's Porsche 550 Spyder. To create this painting was much more challenging than I envisioned ... it always is.
It was a HARD battle to get it to look the way I wanted... but, as my figure drawing lecturer Carl Jeppe always says, "There comes a time ..." Then I knew I had to wrap it up and move on. Also, I humbly include the words of the master Michelangelo: "If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius." Selling a painting for the amount of hours that went into it, is still a long way off, but I suppose that is what passion is all about... I absolutely love doing this. And I have loved doing this since I can remember. When I was still a kid, I used to crawl underneath my parents bed and drew pictures on their bed base... sometimes till I fell asleep. Those where the days:)
I've put a young Alois Klesse in the driving seat to show the early days of the Spyder's racing. The generous use of red is for obvious reasons. Racing was not safe in those days. It still isn't, but back then it was near disastrous.
This specific angle was chosen as it really shows off the unerring beauty of this classic Porsche.