Mohamed  Hirji

Fine Art

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1951 Chevy- Part 2

Oct 27, 2018

My previous blog dealt with how I came about meeting the owner of the antique 1951 Chevy, while sketching the car.

While chatting with the owner, I realized that he is a avid cyclist, loves the mountains in the Rockies. At the age of 67 years, he and a friend cycled all the way from Canmore to Banff and then on to Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. A no small feat.

As I had mentioned previously, he had commissioned me to paint the car. We decided on acrylic as the medium and a 16"X20" gallery canvas with a black frame. I took several photographs of the car from different angles. And decided to paint the three quarters view. I am sure you will all agree with me that this is the view that does the most justice to the car.

Several Views Of The 1951 Chevy

Three Quarters View

After several Iterations on Photoshop and a sketch pad, I came up with a pleasing design. The Car set up against the back drop of the Rocky Mountains.

Design Of  The Painting On Photoshop

To witness how the painting progresses,  Join me on the next blog.

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Mohamed Hirji