Monday, September 13, 2010

Concours d'Elegance

I know I have been talking allot about cars lately, but since I bought the Porsche 944, it is the current interest (the new tires arrived today)!
It was a delightful coincidence that I have gotten to go to two amazing car shows, two weekends in a row. This weekend, we were at the Concours d'Elegance in Westport, Connecticut.
Holly and I are venders at these events, with our "Tailgates" business. We sell high-quality picnic stuff.
After we set up, I set out with my sketchbook.
The first problem I experience is the Sun, I just cannot sit or stand in the Sun for very long, even with hats and sunscreen. Most of the wonderful cars are parked for viewing in a big field. Saturday was beautiful,
The next issue is the crowds, I am actually shy and drawing in public is initially difficult, fortunately, once I start to draw it goes away.
I was busy drawing, when a man asked if I could just turn around and take a look at his Indian motorcycle, and would I draw it. It had been a New York City Police motorcycle that he had restored.
The last piece is a Maserati Ghibli SS and was owned by the chairman of the  Concours event.
I am pleased that I am able to draw what I see and in a reasonable time. These drawings each took about forty-five minutes or less.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Drawing From the Limerock Race Weekend

 Last weekend was spent at Limerock Raceway for three days. One of the attractions was Vintage Race cars! On Saturday, the park was filled with amazing cars, old and new. I wandered around with my pad and sketched the Lotus and Cobras and of course some Porsches! The park had Porsche only parking too!
I struck up a conversation while standing next to this old delivery truck and sketched the truck while talking. As I drew, the owners of the truck showed up and stood behind me, watched me finish the drawing and then bought it. That made a good day better!