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Post by Rich Eagle » 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.
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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:
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Post by CudaMan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:16 am

Like! :)
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Post by wayne sheldon » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:33 am

It looks nice to me!

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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:33 am

We used this painting for Christmas cards this year.
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Post by Ed Baudoux » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:45 am

Rich, your talent amazes me! :shock: :o
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Post by John Warren » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:10 pm

That little bastard! Love the paintings Rich.
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Rich Eagle wrote:
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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!!

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 am

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.
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Post by Tom Hicks » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:04 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:27 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:39 am

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Post by BobD » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:30 pm

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.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:45 pm

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.
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Post by John Warren » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 pm

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.
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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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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Isn't it fun to spend time that way?
Thanks for showing it.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 pm

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:
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:10 pm

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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Post by d stroud » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:04 am

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
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:59 am

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.
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:45 am

Where do you find space to hang all your paintings ???

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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am

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:
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:17 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:37 pm

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:13 pm

This was for a Swap Meet poster. Since 1963 I have provided artwork for our local club. It has been good practice.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:42 am

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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Post by Tom Hicks » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 am

I am jealous of anyone who can paint or draw. Incredible moments can be captured.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:58 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:19 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:03 pm

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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Post by Kaiser » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:05 pm

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
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 pm

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.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:57 pm

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!
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:23 am

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:08 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am

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 !
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:05 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri May 03, 2019 12:42 pm

I've saved some old paint cans just for the nice style and colors they had.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu May 09, 2019 4:45 pm

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.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu May 09, 2019 7:39 pm

Very nice Rich! I have trouble drawing water from a tap so your art is amazing to me.


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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri May 10, 2019 10:12 am

Nicely done Rich ! The newer cars present wonderful forms of compound curves and reflective surfaces. Very appealing !!!
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed May 22, 2019 10:39 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue May 28, 2019 9:01 am

"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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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:21 am

Another piece done with markers. Maxwell parts.
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Post by Duey_C » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:59 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:36 am

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:46 pm

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.
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Love that model in a box. Neat way to get the lighting to look natural.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:42 pm

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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Post by perry kete » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:20 am

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.
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Post by Duey_C » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:04 am

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! :)
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:16 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 am

And then there is my intermittent Harley fascination.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:17 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:04 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:20 am

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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Post by wayne sheldon » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:10 am

I sure enjoy your paintings! And you commentaries about them.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:03 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm

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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Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm

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.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm

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!
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:18 am

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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Post by Rich Bingham » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am

"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 ?
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:03 pm

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."
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 pm

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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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm

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
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Post by Kaiser » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:41 pm

Love the reflections of the jeans and the shopping bag !
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:27 pm

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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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 am

It's always a treat to see your work Rich !
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:19 am

Thanks Rich. I keep stumbling over ones I haven't posted on the new forum.
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Post by perry kete » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:00 pm

Rich,

Just keep stumbling and posting the pictures, they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:01 pm

I'm glad to do it Perry. Hopefully I will get some more done this Winter.
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Post by perry kete » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:58 am

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.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:11 am

Perry, I'll be over to help with the kitchen as soon as I finish with this Rubik's Cube.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:18 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am

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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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:59 am

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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