|"Lambo" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas|
I'm pleased to report that I finished the commission of the Lamborghini and it shipped off earlier this week.
There were a number of challenges with this painting. First off, my reference photo (see far below) was decent but the car was fairly dark so I had trouble seeing the details. Some things you just can't fake, and it is very hard to paint something if you don't understand what it looks like. I was fortunate to find 2 reference photos that helped me understand what the car actually looked like:
|car detail reference photos|
Regarding the background, with discussions and approval from my collector, I eliminated the sign on the left side, modified the distant hills a bit to give a more balanced composition, and added a bit of interest to the sky. I purposely faded the yellow and white traffic lines as I wanted the car to be the most prominent item on the canvas.
|original reference photo|