Photorealist painting - Vanquish

Title: Vanquish
Materials: Acrylic on MDF board
Dimensions: 90 x 131 cm
Painted: 2008

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Painted as homage to the greatest painter of photorealism, Richard Estes, this features an Aston Martin Vanquish parked in front of the cityscape of Houston. For Bert the drawing was very time consuming, and once completed, the painting part was relatively easy. The (then) new Aston Martin Vanquish was designed as the flagship by its new owners Ford, and it represents a stunning mastery of all that represents the design hallmarks that set this marquee apart. The car was driven before its release by a journalist across the USA and photographed against an incredible backdrop of the city.

The two page spread had to be scanned into the computer before being joined, then the text removed. Buildings like this were a time consuming challenge and took 150+ hours just to draw! All up over 600 hours was invested in this photorealist masterpiece.

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