Automotive Works in pastel

Despite not having attended kindergarten, Dan managed to graduate high school with the top honours in auto shop!



33 Chryser 2

Aug 6th Car Show on Parksville Beach and another 33 Chrysler, smoky and cool in the morning, 18 x 24" pastel from life



33 Chryser Coombs

Aug 5 'Blast from the Past' Coombs Fairground smoky morning with this 33 Chrysler four door, 24 x 18" pastel from life,

painted two more pastels this day, the last one a sketch of a truck for a Rodders '83rd Birthday



Canada Day Indian

Canada Day, Sandra Volunteered at the Errington Market, I drove up to Bowser Legion for a car show,

upon arrival at the show I find this 1947 Indian Chief (the same year as me) I looked around at the cars but was called back to the bike.

My Dad a Canadian Navy man in WW2 was an Indian rider and I was named after his best friend another Indian rider so to paint this seemed right.

While painting the local Piper band set up right next to my easel to play and my Dad was a piper! 'the Spirit of Terry Gray' pastel from life 18 x 24"



2017



Ponderosa Logging

June 13, Ponderosa Logging Fargo, in the woods, late 30's? worked until the rain, hoping for a hot rod or two this weekend, 18 x 24" pastel from life



International in the wood

June 9, a Saskatchewan International in an Errington wood, a newish arrival 18 x 24" pastel from life more practice for the Fathers Day Hot Rod weekend



Mopars at Coombs

mopar car show at Coombs, May 28th in the sun, practice for the Father Day weekend Hot Rod shows, 18 x 24" pastel from life



Art Car

1959 180 Merc, sitting in the snow which is fast leaving, the car has been painted by the owner Horst Loewel with his surreal scenes but has been sitting here in the broom for awhile and fading. I have painted others from his collection, these were the taxi's of the day.....the car is signed 18 x 24", pastel from life



Snow White meltdown

Back in the woods with a little melting snow, a White Super power growing into the woods(or vice versa) 18 x 24" $1750. unframed



2016



Steelhead Stagecraft

December 12 on our way for seafood Sandra Spotted this parked in the transit lot at the French Creek Marina, a 30's Chevorlet which has lived on Lasquiti Island for awhile



Winter Trucks

Dec 8, back in the woods with snow, Errington, 24 x 18"



36 Ford

November 10th, working in an Errington wood along a Errington trail

some of my models are scattered in the background, 18 x 24" pastel from life $1750. unframed



Blast from the Past

July 30 at the Coombs Fairgrounds for 'Blast from the Past', a 33 Buick, 18 x 24" pastel



Rat Bike Return

We have just got back to this local as this area is under development, I have painted this 1972 Honda Scrambler(with rototiller engine) in the past, still a favourite subject in the woods next to the sea, 24 x 18"



34 Ford, Qualicum Beach

Fathers Day car show in Qualicum, I have painted at every one, I remember when there was a beer garden! 34 Ford, some light rain and lots of viewers, 18 x 24" pastel from life



Still Working 2016

June 8, the Ford that delivers our winter firewood parked at it's home in the woods(I have painted this truck a few years ago)



Neighbour Fire Truck

June 3, Neighbours Firetruck, 1969 International from the Oyster River Fire Dept. he keeps it full of water just in case, pastel from life, 24 x 18">



Winter Light

January 4, I went out to paint Mt Arrowsmith but the clouds had arrived so out to the Caddie Ranch where these are sitting in the sun, winter light at the Caddie ranch 70's Duster, 60's Buick, 50's Dodge 18 x 24" pastel from life





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