Helen and Michael – vintage car portrait in gouache and oil pastel
Sitting in the recently restored Riley vintage car after it’s very first outing (if not under it’s own steam quite yet!)
Sketched in oil pastel and coloured with gouache… An unusual pairing of media, but I like to experiment.
* Update 24th October 2014
Eventually the car itself was painted orange, which gave me licence to add some complementary colour to this portrait and a glimmer of a glow to the faces – I think it worked well!
The car certainly goes magnificently – having completed a 1000 mile trip round Ireland in September 🙂