Triumph TR3 portrait for Joe Policastro.
This is the second car portrait I’ve done. I enjoy doing cars. It’s a nice break from what I usually do.
In a way, a car portrait is easier than a human or pet portrait, because I don’t have to worry about capturing emotion and expression. In a way it’s much harder, because there is so much detail that has to be captured with absolutely accurate precision. In a human or pet portrait, the face has to be done with accurate precision, but the rest of the body not so much. With a car every part of it has to be pin-point accurate. If a tire was a bit lopsided, or the grille was a little bit slanted, it would jump out at you like a flashing neon sign.
After receiving the shipped portrait on Nov 8, Joe wrote: