GN v8 Jap (acrylic painting)
This was done as part of the live painting session throughout the day (when my fingers were warm enough). This piece was based on a photo taken by Liz Cawley at Mallory (2007) of the GN v8 overtaking a Frazer Nash. Thanks go to Liz for permission to use the photograph. I decided to take the painting in a more dynamic direction by envisioning it from a lower more dynamic angle and exaggerating the perspective to get a better feeling of speed. I will definitely do more of this in future!
My favorite car of the event. I first saw it when driving down the course to get to the paddock in the morning. Makes a great noise!
Another beast of the day, a common frequenter of VSCC events the mighty Napier Bentley. Housing a 24-litre Napier Sea-Lion W12 aeroplane engine in the chassis of a 1929 8-litre Bentley
Not all the cars were big though!
Thanks to all at the V.S.C.C. for putting on such a great event. Even though there was a real chill in the air all in attendance were in great spirit making the day really enjoyable. Plus the fact that I got to paint all day whilst having a wonderful view of the cars going up the hill, life couldn't be better.