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Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am
by Rich Eagle
Finally I have stopped working on this one. After 170 hours it is not getting any better. I will turn it to the wall for a few months and then decide if I like it.
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You may recall that Herb offered this terrific photo a while back:
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and Rob discovered some amazing information on Doctor Pagel who likely owned it:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=953
Here are some steps along the way.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:16 am
by CudaMan
Like! :)

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:33 am
by Wayne Sheldon
It looks nice to me!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:33 am
by Rich Eagle
We used this painting for Christmas cards this year.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:45 am
by Ed Baudoux
Rich, your talent amazes me! :shock: :o

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:10 pm
by John Warren
That little bastard! Love the paintings Rich.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:48 am
by AdminJeff
Rich Eagle wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am
Finally I have stopped working on this one. After 170 hours it is not getting any better. I will turn it to the wall for a few months and then decide if I like it.
I love it. And even more now that I’ve burned a half hour at 2 in the morning reading everything about the “good” doctor. What a story!!

Jeff

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks. This is a logo I worked up for the local Studebaker club. They had planned a national tour here that didn't ever happen. I'm sure we have some Studebaker owners or fans in the group here.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:04 pm
by Tom Hicks
I hesitate to comment because you are extremely talented and don't need any advice, but you show a couple of steps along the way. The step with the passengers clothed but with no faces reminds me of pictures from back in the day when an artist would have prepainted scenes with people but no faces painted in. He would go to people's houses and sell the paintings, then fill in the faces of family members.

If you decide you don't like it, maybe you could sell it to a family and then paint their faces in.

OK, dumb idea, but you do wonderful, thought provoking paintings and I thank you for posting some of them.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:27 pm
by Rich Eagle
An interesting idea. I will say that after spending several weeks on a painting I have to get away from it and come back to it later. The details are so absorbing that it takes some time to look at the whole painting rationally. Some may experience the same thing restoring a car. We see them in a different light after some time. A few of these have looked much better to me after several years that after just being finished. Even seeing them on the screen can be different that looking at the painting.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 am
by Rich Eagle
While I have steam cars on my mind here is a painting of Dick Hemple. He is sitting in his 40 HP White Model M. This car was sold to Ron Thurber and now is in Mr. Leno's collection. He is visiting with Ken Ryan while Jim Crank looks on. Jim, a steam expert and engineer reportedly owns enough Doble steam stock to declare himself president of the company.
Dick owned and restored a Doble Model E-20 that had been owned by Howard Hughes as the story goes.
The painting was done from a photo I took on the 1982 HCCA 1&2 cylinder tour which was followed by a steam car tour.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:39 am
by Rich Eagle
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:30 pm
by BobD
As always, amazed by your paintings. Nice old “mustache" Buick. :) We used to have one of those ’48/'49 aluminum license plates with the butter on the baked potato tacked to the wall of our barn in Rupert. If I am not mistaken, I believe those plates were issued for 2 years via replacing the year tag.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:45 pm
by Rich Eagle
Yes, 1948 and a tag for '49. 1928 had a potato shape pressed into it. A vanity plate with a similar potato to the '48 was issued I believe in 2008. A collector in Kimberly, ID received the rights to produce the '48 decal to restore those plates. Previous to that the original plates in good condition were pretty scarce.
These later cars are great to paint but I seem to gravitate to the earlier ones.
Thanks
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 pm
by John Warren
Rich Eagle wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am
Finally I have stopped working on this one. After 170 hours it is not getting any better. I will turn it to the wall for a few months and then decide if I like it.
ModelS.jpg"

Still WOW,
Obviously these things don't happen over night. I love your art!! I do dabble a little, for me it is some what relaxing to do. When I was building my airplane,everything needed to be so perfect, so it was a needed break. Dragon bearing art.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 pm
by Rich Eagle
Isn't it fun to spend time that way?
Thanks for showing it.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 pm
by Rich Bingham
What's fun is seeing more of Rich's work. The play of light in the painting of Dick Hemple is masterful.

Which is not to say the "bearing dragon" is not fun as well, and well worth the look. Thanks for sharing it, John ! I have a feeling more than a few forum members do artwork in one or another form that we would very much enjoy seeing. I'm sure Rich wouldn't take it amiss to share this thread . . . although I'll admit he's one tough act to follow !! :lol:

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:10 pm
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Rich. Here is a 1932 Roadster inspired by the factory promotional photos of that year. I particularly like the look of the windshield folded down. I don't suppose they did that much except for pictures.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:04 am
by D Stroud
Rich, your work in my mind is from a true artist. All of the crap that that looks like a monkey threw a bunch of paint on the floor and is labeled as fantastic, is, well just crap to me. In my own "unenlightened mind", anyone that can create a painting that looks like a photograph is hands down a MASTER !!! Love your work. Dave

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:59 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks David. These things seem to appeal to people who work of cars and pay attention to detail. I don't go to many art shows as I don't understand the subjects or techniques of other paintings.
This was fun to do after seeing the great old photos of shops on the forum.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:45 am
by Burger in Spokane
Where do you find space to hang all your paintings ???

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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am
by Rich Bingham
Burger, most of us who paint or have painted have stacks and racks of pictures by the score - most haven't been on a wall for years. Speaking for myself, they ain't all worth looking at, and a bonfire is long overdue. Your display situation is fine as is, just don't kick a hole in the painting !! :lol:

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:17 am
by Rich Eagle
Burger, as you point out, it is appropriate to keep them near an HCCT. Since they are flat they stack nicely. When you have enough to fit in a box they can be stored in the rafters. I share the wall-space with my artist wife. We have about 50 up and rotate them occasionally.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:37 pm
by Rich Eagle
I haven't shown this one before. Sorry for the reflection in the glass. It is one of the few paintings I did before I retired. Acrylic on poster board from a Haynes studio photograph of Yellowstone Trucks in the Park near Gardner. I have hesitated to copy other peoples photographs without major changes. Since I am not profiting from sharing them others have encouraged me to show them. Many may be covered by public domain now.
White Motor Company sent me a copy when I was trying to identify my Chassis in the 60s. Both are Whites and probably around 1918.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:13 pm
by Rich Eagle
This was for a Swap Meet poster. Since 1963 I have provided artwork for our local club. It has been good practice.
Rich
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The 1924 Packard and 1908 REO belong to my friend Joe.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:42 am
by Rich Eagle
This was an attempt to do a color painting from a black and white photo taken in Indianapolis. Probably a 1909 race before they started doing the 500. It didn't get to a point where I was ready to sign or show it.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 am
by Tom Hicks
I am jealous of anyone who can paint or draw. Incredible moments can be captured.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:58 pm
by Rich Bingham
No need to be jealous, Tom. Sure, some folks are "drawn" to it (pun intended) but anyone with reasonable hand-to-eye coordination can learn to draw and paint. It's a skill that can be developed and honed through discipline and diligent practice. Rich has paid his dues in that dept. for over five decades, and it shows in the quality of his work.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:19 pm
by Rich Eagle
Like the cars it is something that I can't not do. I have tried to find easier hobbies but these keep calling me back. Some other forum members have shared some art work they do that is quite good. Posting things here does make it fun.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:03 pm
by Rich Eagle
In the OT What have you done..... I promised to post this painting. Dave Rice was an huge inspiration to me. Also the 4-cylinder Maxwell engine seemed a good subject to paint. Dave's humor, knowledge and way with words was a wonderful addition to the HCCA and the old car world.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:05 pm
by Kaiser
Love your work Rich, the Indy painting is great, that smoke is well done !
That painting of mr.Rice is a great tribute, I can only hope people will later think of me that way; Hands full of grease and the brain focused on mechanical stuff, Heaven ! :D
Thanks
Happy Easter

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 pm
by Rich Eagle
It was a happy Easter. I went to Utah and played Grampa.
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Wearing my Harley hat I painted this from a Harley-Davidson photo. Except for adding some to each side it is pretty much as photographed. In 1916 an official service school was set up to train soldiers. This is Instructor Howard E."Hap" Jameson with one of his first classes. Thousands of motorcycles were shipped to the war, mostly Indians and Harleys but also Excelsior, Henderson, and a few others.
I assume this was taken in the factory with the majority of the lighting coming in the windows.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:57 pm
by Wayne Sheldon
My dad had an aunt (she lived in Idaho by the way) that did a lot of paintings back in the '50s and '60s. My dad, however, had no real talent for artwork. Partially because of his aunt, he did know a bit about art, and often said the way to tell a great artist from the rest of them was to look at the clouds. A really good, or great, artist could paint clouds to look like clouds. I think clouds of exhaust qualify, and your Indianapolis painting has beautiful and realistic smoke clouds!
Just wonderful!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:23 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Wayne. I've tried to catch the steam behind a Stanley a few times. It is illusive as part of it is the feel and not all visual. I didn't feel the Indy painting was right so I stopped working on it. Like many it is more pleasing to me after not looking at it for several years. As with the cars it is always good to have something wonderful out there to reach for.
Where in Idaho did your Aunt live?

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:08 pm
by Rich Eagle
All the accessories on this Model A Roadster seemed to beg for a painting. I enjoyed a Model A for 16 years but the Ts won out.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am
by Rich Bingham
Wonderful rendering of shiny textures and a tight composition for all that "bling". I'll bet that A had a few more accessories too !! Love seeing your work Rich !

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:05 pm
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Rich. This car belonged to our local Antique Car parts dealer and he did put everything on it he could. I'm not sure how many Ford's were that accessorized back in the day. Heck, you could buy a Plymouth for what an A with all that would cost.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:42 pm
by Rich Eagle
I've saved some old paint cans just for the nice style and colors they had.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 4:45 pm
by Rich Eagle
I believe this is a 1940 Cadillac. This is done in Pantone Tria markers rather than my usual Acrylic. It's good to do some later cars to compliment the old ones. They have some style too.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm
by Dallas Landers
Very nice Rich! I have trouble drawing water from a tap so your art is amazing to me.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:12 am
by Rich Bingham
Nicely done Rich ! The newer cars present wonderful forms of compound curves and reflective surfaces. Very appealing !!!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:39 am
by Rich Eagle
I believed we decided this was a DeSoto. The collage of different paint layers, fade and rust nature has blended caught my eye.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:01 am
by Rich Eagle
"Birds of a Fender" Rich Bingham, another friend and I ventured to Bozeman, MT in the 70s to bring this and the remains of a '15 Roadster home. It has been waiting patiently for refurbishing since then. The birds are simply an addition.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:21 am
by Rich Eagle
Another piece done with markers. Maxwell parts.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:59 pm
by Duey_C
Some time back you may have mentioned that faces may have been a bit of a struggle but in that Harley-Davidson painting, you shore did nice. Very interesting painting.
That '32 Ford with the windshield down reminds of fellas that like that look. I do too. Love the lines.
Almost like a '65, '66 or '67 Buick ragtop with a piece of good plywood as the guide for body lines.
Love this stuff.
Thanks Rich.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:36 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Duey, visually that look of windshield down has some adventure. People who can don't seem to do it much. This logo was for one of our tours.
I know some great portrait artists who have spent their lives doing faces. There is much to learn but as I don't spend that kind of time studying art or painting I will have to be happy with what I can do. Not taking it to seriously I keep trying and getting by. Car folks look at art in a way that relates to the cars and the era. The Art community has many other things they consider. Isn't it a more interesting world that we enjoy what we like?
I always appreciate the observations.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:46 pm
by Rich Eagle
This is more a study than a finished piece. Not finding an adequate photograph of the body I made a model and put it in a box with windows cut for lighting. I saw a miniature stage coach in the Charlie Russell "studio" set-up in the Great Falls Museum and thought a clever idea. The painting captures the lighting of the model but the extraordinary beauty of bare wood in coach construction still is something I need to study and work on more. Falling short always makes us try harder.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:16 am
by 46woodduck
Love that model in a box. Neat way to get the lighting to look natural.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:42 pm
by Rich Eagle
If you paint you learn some tricks.

This is the little service station building that was in front of my Grandfathers curio store 1928 till the late 40s. It was gone before I could remember it but old photos make me miss it.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:20 am
by perry kete
Love the old "service station" where you could actually get an attendant to pump gas, clean the windshield, and check oil! :shock:

I can just see a Model T in front of that building back in it's hey day.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:04 am
by Duey_C
Body: Catching up:
I looked, said "wow" to myself and "Cool" and went back to my OT, OT engine moving bits.
So ya made a model to "see" and put it in a handmade cardboard box. Cool.
I came back in for a short break, sat down, read and looked again.
Oh! Lighting! I get it now!
Very cool. Thank you! :)

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Duey.
I posted this one on the old forum last December and thought it might be good to include it here.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 am
by Rich Eagle
And then there is my intermittent Harley fascination.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:17 am
by Rich Eagle
The Rolls Royce and other cars are parked at a coffee stop on an International Tour in Great Falls some years ago. We visited a historical Indian site near there.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:04 am
by Rich Eagle
I may go back to this one. It wasn't going the direction I wanted.
My first model car was the AMT 1932 Ford 5 window Coupe. It cost $1.49 and was molded in black plastic at that time. At 11 years old it captured my imagination for old cars and miniatures. I built the stock version and several more modifieds. Funny how those things stick in our minds. I saved the box and instructions which I also find charming after 60 years
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:20 am
by Rich Eagle
A fellow I know tried to buy this '06 Cadillac for years. The rear seat had been cut off so the car could be used as a pickup. The seat section survived in the loft. Eventually he bought the car and grafted the seat back onto the body. I traded the painting for some rare G&D side lights for my Buick.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:10 am
by Wayne Sheldon
I sure enjoy your paintings! And you commentaries about them.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:03 pm
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Wayne. These paintings aren't much good if I can't share them with folks who enjoy old cars. When creating them I often think of the ones that enjoy them. Many of them have found their way into interesting places. I was looking for a picture of a motorcycle part I needed to build. Googling the part brought up a vendor: https://www.competitiondist.com/ who is using my Harley School painting on their home page. I had totally forgotten I had bought parts from them and sent them the file to use. Like the cars they are fun to have other see them.
Thanks
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 am
by Rich Eagle
This 1908 REO Gentleman's Roadster was on tour in McCall, ID years ago. I watched a friend glean and build parts for a similar one for 40 years.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm
by Rich Eagle
This is about 4" wide on illustration board of a Stutz Roadster from the pages of AQ. I seldom do things that small but sometimes it is fun.
If you saw the "King Stutz" story it was very memorable.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm
by Dallas Landers
What you dream of finding! King Stutz story reminds me of a local fellow. Hoarder lived in run down house and farm and drove a rusted out old truck. He would go to the feedmill just before closing time to have his feed ground and sweep the entire mill to get every kernal for free. The mill owner gritted his teeth as he was very late getting done. When he passed the house had paths to walk through with paper ,magazines , paper bags ect stacked 4ft high everywhere. The family was cleaning out the house and filling dumpsters. One noticed money fell from some papers as the threw them in. Sure enough alot of the stacks had money between the pages. Even after searching all they could people would stop and go into the dumpsters and find money. The family never tols a total but said it was alot.
Thanks for these great paintings Rich!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
by Rich Bingham
That little painting is powerful !! A treasure re-discovered, something I bet all of us dream of finding. The beveled glass lights in the top are wonderful!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:18 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks for the comments Rich.
This was painted from a black and white photo taken by a Mr. Perk (Perk's Photo IF). His photos were donated to the Idaho Falls Art Museum for use in paintings. The fellow in the plaid shirt is holding a "Keep Idaho Green" license topper. Apparently he was traveling across the US with Family in his 1911 Oldsmobile "Limited" in the 1950s. Perhaps to or from a National tour of some kind.
A later discussion with Steve Moskowitz revealed it was a fellow from Ohio and Steve knows the car. It actually was the colors I had guessed from pictures on the internet. Steve had just supervised a restoration of a similar "Limited" for GM and really knew the cars. I was persuaded to sell Steve the painting which I seldom do.
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We discussed the painting a year ago in this post: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1527523092

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
by Rich Bingham
"Perk" Perkins was a kind mentor who put up with me and was patiently helpful when I was twelve and obsessed with photography. I love this painting for the nostalgia of the "Alcohol Falls" where I grew up. Wonderful story about the Olds Limited. Do we know anything about its whereabouts nowadays ?

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:03 pm
by Rich Eagle
That is neat. I didn't know you knew him Rich.
Steve mentioned in a 2012 Email that: " The car is green and was owned by a wonderful man, a heart surgeon, Dr. Belf. He bought it from the guy in the picture from Ohio. The car has been driven more miles than any Limited in the country and since his passing the sons drive it."
I have googled Olds Limited many times before and since the painting and as far as I know it is the only green one that shows up there. It appeared at "The July 29, 2018 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan,....40th year for the Concours."
It's always interesting to find these things out about cars we stumble across.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 pm
by Rich Eagle
V-8 wire wheels and whitewalls are another eye-catcher. This roadster was on a VMCCA tour many many years ago in Jackson hole, WY.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
by Rich Bingham
Eye candy ! Those V-8s had beautiful, elegant lines. New, sleek, fast ! They were a quontum leap in only six years, making the Model T hopelessly obsolete and "funny looking". Maybe I'm not paying attention, but I don't think any 2020 models about to come out will be noticeably different from "old" 2014 cars on the road. Whatever changes have been made certainly won't turn any heads, methinks. It's been a long time since I could tell the year models of any make.

Another stunning painting Rich, thanks for posting it ! :P

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:41 pm
by Kaiser
Love the reflections of the jeans and the shopping bag !

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm
by Rich Eagle
A photograph of Dolores del Río has been circulating the car books and now the internet. She was a film star for many years. This was an attempt to capture her pose and some Model A lines in a painting.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:27 pm
by Rich Eagle
The 3 boys at the pump are my uncles from an old photo. The car was in a photo labeled 1925 Chrysler.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 am
by Rich Bingham
It's always a treat to see your work Rich !

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:19 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Rich. I keep stumbling over ones I haven't posted on the new forum.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:00 pm
by perry kete
Rich,

Just keep stumbling and posting the pictures, they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:01 pm
by Rich Eagle
I'm glad to do it Perry. Hopefully I will get some more done this Winter.
Thanks
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am
by perry kete
I hope you get time to paint this winter and post them but if you run out of things to paint this winter my kitchen could use another coat of paint.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:11 am
by Rich Eagle
Perry, I'll be over to help with the kitchen as soon as I finish with this Rubik's Cube.
A few years ago our Art Galley challenged us with a self portrait showing.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:29 pm
by Herb Iffrig
You can't fool me!
That is Kalamity Dick.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 am
by Rich Eagle
Watercolor can be fun too but I haven't done enough to use it skillfully. I believe this is a 1941 Ford.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:18 am
by Rich Eagle
Our friend Ray owned this '33 Dodge. It had been a trade-in at the local dealer years ago.
Chrome is always fun to try and capture.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
by Rich Eagle
These are some doddles from the 1992 package. I was recovering from Cancer treatment and couldn't crank for several months. They are from photos taken on the 1990 Steam car tour in Colorado.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:59 am
by Rich Eagle
In my youth I considered trying to make a living with my Art. I cut poster-board stencils for each color and used spray paint to create several different prints. Then I made frames from wood molding. I still have the rejection letters from the Henry Ford Museum and Harrah's (1968). The time might have been better spent looking for a real job but the experience and mechanics of creating these were great building blocks for things to come.
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1913 Mercer

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:50 am
by Rich Eagle
The photo of the day has had some sledding pictures that are charming. I am posting mine here.
Rich
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:20 pm
by Rich Eagle
Before Christmas gets too far away.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 am
by Rich Eagle
This one was painted from an old photograph from a family album. Dad probably took it in Bozeman or Helena Montana. An "old car" in the late 20s or 30s is a novel idea. I'm guessing the car was a Mitchell.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:30 pm
by Rich Eagle
This is a fresh one. It is another study of textures and color. It is on black canvas which is my first try at that. It seemed well suited for the dark corners of the cockpit of this Packard. I assume it has a Twin Six engine.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:11 am
by Kaiser
That worked out pretty good Rich ! WOW :shock:

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:34 pm
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Leo, I will try some more on the black canvas.

This was painted using an old Idaho Falls black and white photo for reference. The building in the background is the Bonneville County Courthouse along the Snake River. White Star Laundry was a couple of blocks from there. In the fifties they blew a whistle at noon each day which could be heard for miles away. They probably blew it at 1:00 and 5:00 too. Perhaps this was their new truck.
White-Star.jpg

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:07 am
by Duey_C
Wonderful images!

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks Duey_C.
Here is a Packard in Chesterfield Idaho.
Chesterfield.jpg

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:37 am
by Rich Eagle
Some of us have been there, done that.
stuckmud.jpg

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:11 am
by Rich Eagle
I painted this in 2005 of a Buick repair shop. I had recently purchased a 1907 Model G Buick and was reviewing photos for it.
1aBuick-workshop.jpg
Here is a discussion in 2012 when I posted it on the old forum.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/25 ... 1333897476

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:36 pm
by Aarongriffey
I like the very first one and the last one.
Also the ones in between.
The yellow Packard is an easy picture to look at in that it doesn’t make me think about all the hard work that went into it.
Even though it is a very neatly done picture.
There have been some memorable threads in past years on this site. This will be one of them.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:05 am
by Rich Eagle
Thank you Aaron. The forum is such a great place to visit. Along with the information and stories the visual stimulation in the photographs accompanying them is wonderful. I'm happy that these attempts to capture those kinds of things are being enjoyed too.
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:11 pm
by Rich Eagle
I painted this one from 16mm film I took of Gary's Model A Tudor. His wife assures me he never drives that close to the edge.
ElkPoint.jpg
They wanted to buy it but I didn't want to let it go so I painted a second one for them.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 pm
by Rich Eagle
I was pleased to finish this one today. It has been on my mind since the 1960s. I almost saw this happen.
IceCream.jpg
The 1937 Packard Super Eight was purchased from a little old lady who only drove it on Sundays as I remember it. At Ketchum Wagon Days I saw a little boy with an ice cream cone dangerously close to it.
Rich Bingham owns the fine car now.
Enjoy.

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:06 am
by John Warren
Rich , I just love your paintings. The subjects and how you capture and deplict them (it that is even a word) is simplicity marvelous.
Here is something I put together for my wife Marilyn. It was for her 60th birthday this last February 29th.
Thank you so much for sharing.
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Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:50 am
by Rich Eagle
Something hand made is such a special gift. We all should do more of that.
Thanks
Rich

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:25 pm
by Rich Eagle
This Franklin was painted from a black and white photo. It might have been demonstrating the car could keep running in a stream. Apparently the flywheel is churning water through the floorboards.
Franklin2.jpg
I believe we determined it was a Model G and maybe around 1908

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:31 pm
by John Warren
Sweet, I always look forward to seeing you paintings. Thanks jw

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:39 am
by Rich Eagle
Thanks John. That was done in 2004 and hung above our sofa for years. The Grand-babys would drool and goo-goo and fall asleep staring at it. My Daughter-in-law asked if she could get a copy of it as the big fellow in the front seat reminded me of her Father. I let her take the paining instead and keep it. They bought a nice frame and are enjoying it at their house now. The photo I worked from was in the HCCA Gazette maybe 30 years ago. I asked the Editor if it was OK to show it and he graciously say sure but not for any commercial use. I try to ask out of courtesy if I can find the image owners. For the most part I use my own photos or compositions.