Featured painting

I’ve always felt auto design from the golden years of the 1950s and 60s was a form of 20th-century sculpture, and this photograph is from a series I took at a weekly classic car rally where I used to live. The sheer excess of chrome and over-the-top styling made this 1957 Chevrolet irresistible, so I deliberately used my camera distortion to good effect I thought. I enjoy detail, and although this took many hours to complete, it was a labour of love. Image size 14 1/2” x 22” on 300 lb. Arches cold pressed paper, using W&N Artist colours.

2 thoughts on “Featured painting

  1. Hello John,

    I think your artwork is exquisite! I’m also a Canadian artist who has a great passion for teaching art.

    I came across a step by step tutorial that you posted in Wet Canvas, in 2008, regarding a lovely trillium watercolour painting. I was wondering if you still have access to the video. You gave a link, but it t doesn’t work anymore. I was redirected here, to your fantastic website.

    Here is the original link.


    I’m currently working on a trillium watercolour painting of my own, for a private painting lesson for a student of mine. I’d love to see your wonderful video, if possible. I could use a few more tips.

    Have a great day!!


    Carolyn M. Boyd

  2. Hi Carolyn:

    Talk about ghosts from the past! First, thanks for your kind comments. One never really knows who’s watching your site of course, and it’s always nice to meet someone this way.

    The link you speak of is, indeed, dead. It goes back to 2007! But I managed to track down the original Trillium step by step, and another version of the link you were seeking.



    I will email you a private message repeating this and some other observations.


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