Metisse Motorcycle Commission and UK Landscapes May 22, 2012

It is unusual for me to create a commissioned painting depicting the constructiion of a motorcycle. In this painting Harry Erskine is in process of welding together a frame for a Metisse Motor Cycle, called, the, "Steve McQueen Desert Racer". The blue Green harmony gives the appearance of the visual through a welding mask. The high contrast is pushed to give the optimal affect of chiaroscuro. To get all these affects I utilized a large degree of glazing techniques, pushing and pulling the middle to darker values/tones, then adding the highlights at the end.


Welding Frames

14x18  oil/canvas 2012