The Crop Duster

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I’ve recently finished this commissioned oil painting featuring  The Crop Duster Funny Car and it’s companion The M&R Special Slingshot Dragster parked up in the Grove at Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. You may not notice at first that a crop duster light aircraft also appears in the artwork …

My clients for this one are long-term collectors of my work and now good friends. The brief was simple as they have come to trust in what I produce.

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Working with a selection of their photos of the featured cars and plane and some of my own photos of the Grove at Famoso I was able to come up with a composition that not only worked well for featuring everything requested but, even at the rough drawing stage, excited me!

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I was quick to grab a 20″ x 16″ canvas and set to work drawing up the composition in more detail and colour washing the canvas to get rid of the bright white background …

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So here’s some progress pics …

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CropDuster-painting-Ian-GuyI’m happy to say that my clients were very pleased with the results, as were the owners of the cars, and plane.

Prints are available, here’s a link, click on the image CropDuster-painting-Ian-Guy

 

Author: Ian Guy

Ian Guy is among the foremost automotive artists in the UK with collectors of his art spread worldwide.

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