So here is something a little different, one for the boys.
A commission which combined both design and painting in one image.
For the man who loves his MR2
I settled upon the idea of a partial concept sketch to enhance the image of the car itself. The tax discs added a personal and historic aspect to the finished commission.
I requested a photograph of the 1949 tax disc from Beaulie Motor Museum and the tax disc of the year he brought this final production model was copied from my own tax disc.
I made a conscious effort not to replicate the tax discs for two reasons:
1) having ‘expires’ and his birth date didn’t seem to fit well with the intention of the gift! And,
2) It is illegal
Subtle traces of iconography have been included in the final image for the viewer to discover, giving something new at every viewing.