DICTIONARY - re-al-ism in the arts, is best described as accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of the artists observation of the subject. The representation in art as they actually are. A style of painting that seeks to represent the familiar in real life.
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Portrait & Nude of Bettie Page Airbrushed onto a custom Harley saddle bag
Extremely LARGE DETAIL of Bettie Page Airbrushed
GARY'S QUOTE; My feelings about creating & painting realistic art, in this computerized era, when people expect so much perfection, is such, that accuracy & detail are not enough. When I paint, whether it's with an airbrush or a conventional brush, I try to add more to the subject than I am actually observing. I always do a lot of research about the subject that I am about to paint. I like to create an illusion of a third dimension ( 3D ) I give a customer more than they are expecting.
DETAIL - Portrait & Nude of Bettie Page Airbrushed onto a Custom Harley saddle bag - When enlarged this picture is aproximately the actual size of the original art
Below & to the right is the other saddle bag on the same custom motorcycle. ____________________________________
Bettie Page in a lace bra.
GARY IS THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF LACE PAINTING, VERY POPULAR IN THE MID 1960s. The art of LACE PAINTING is being resurrected by many painters today.
DETAIL of Bettie with a blue rose tattoo. NOTICE the AIRBRUSHED lace in her bra. GARY IS THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF LACE PAINTING FROM THE MID 60s
Bettie Page & a leather corset AIRBRUSHED on a custom Harley saddle bag
Bettie Page (April 22, 1923 Ė December 11, 2008) was an Americanmodel who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of PinupsĒ.Her look, including her jet black hair, blue eyes and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists.She was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. Some of the original art for this motorcycle is by Olivia De Berardinis. She is an American artist that is known for paintings of women that are considered cheesecake or pin up art. She has been working in this field since the mid-70's. Since 2004, she has been a monthly contributor to Playboy Magazine.
Gary always says...."Perfection is in the details"
A Rockin' Hot Guitar -- Rollin' down the street on a Supercharged '32 Chevy
"Hey, It's Only Rock 'N' Roll"
It’s a Hell-of-a Ride
Dash Skulls & Detailed Flamin' Guitar Airbrushed on the Chassis Rails - COMPOSITE
1932 Supercharged Chevy
SKULLS - SKULLS & MORE FLAMING SKULLS
are airbrushed onto the yellow chassis rails & dashboard of this hot 1932 supercharged Chevy coupe
Gary was asked to add a little hot rod nostalgia. Ed Roth's Rat Fink & the Von Dutch Flying Eye Ball were then painted. The owner is also a collector of very unique guitars, thus the flaming guitar was airbrushed on the chassis as well.
IT'S 1964 ALL OVER AGAIN! A candy red 2008 Corvette with the retro markings of 1964.
The owner said that "the new Corvettes today, are fuel injected, but the factory doesn't put on emblems as they previously did."
Gary was commissioned to re-create the 1964 fuel injected emblems. Airbrushing Chrome with very fine detail is his specialty. This Corvette is always a hit at all the events. "People just have to touch it, they can't believe the emblems are painted on."
Gary also AIRBRUSHED the 1964 Corvette ROOF AIR VENTS & the HOOD SCOOPS for a complete retro look. Getting a little more custom he added gold stripes with flames. Then to complete the project painted a 9/11 memorial UNDER the hood.
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AIRBRUSHED 1964 Corvette fender emblem, DETAIL
Why "Captain America"?
Because the owner is the cousin of the original creator, Joe Simon, of the famed comic book icon, Captain America.
To read the complete article CLICK on the opened magazine below .
CAPTAIN AMERICA AIRBRUSHED on the side of a Corvette
The article about the car & the creator of Captain America. * Click on the book to read the article.
Carbon Fiber Race Bicycle Frame painted with a purple pearl fade from light to dark & Airbrushed realistic exotic flowers
MORE AIRBRUSHED FLOWERS
In 2004 I painted the bicycle ABOVE.
Recently, I received a phone call, from a woman. She asked me to duplicate the art work of the bicycle, that she had seen on my web site. She wanted the same art on her "scooter."
I thought she meant a motorcycle or maybe a Vespa. I told her that my policy is, not to copy my own artwork. "I like creating new art."
I finally met her & as you can see, I couldn't turn her down.
The scooter was completely taken apart. The plastic body was sanded & primed. The base coat color is a custom pearl & candy apple purple fading from light to dark. After airbrushing the flowers, everything was clear coated & then reassembled.
"DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL FOREVER"
It’s not often that an automotive artist is asked to do a portrait of someone. Gary was asked to do, not one but two airbrushed portraits on a 1957 Chevrolet. On the Continental tire cover kit to be exact. That’s less than 25 inches of working space with a license plate in the way.
The two portraits are of the ’57 Chevy owners’ daughter, one when she was a baby, less than two years old & one when she got married. She will always be “Daddy’s Little Girl Forever.”
After completing the portraits, Gary clear coated & polished the tire cover. Now Daddy’s Little Girl is ready to take a ride.
The ORIGINAL photos that were given to Gary to work from. CLICK TO ENLARGE to see the likenesses.