Thursday, November 26, 2009


It's not often that a car appears on this blog that doesn't have any rust on it, but today's post in an exception. When I first saw this photo I couldn't stop looking and the shape, curves, and best of all the glossy finish of this old Jaguar. Not only a Classic, but also a classy car!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I came across this painting while browsing the net recently. I have no idea who painted it, but it made me smile as it proves there's others out there that find our rusty old cars and trucks beautiful enough to paint!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Peregrine Heathcote

As regular readers will know, every now and again I come across an artist who's work I mention here. Such an artist is found in the unlikely name of Peregrine Heathcote.

Now don't get me wrong I like the images, after all they feature old cars, classic aviation, and ocean liners reminiscent of the deco style, the trouble is they are also reminiscent of another artist!

Sadly I find Heathcote's paintings contrived, the oh so vacant look of the female model conjures up an impression of gormless beauty rather than the wistfulness that I'm sure the artist intended.

Having said that I do like the images, but I guess that's down to the subject matter as opposed to the originality, or artistic merit of the work. there's a certain Deja Voux about them all, as I'm sure a certain Jack Vettriano might agree!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

How about this for a seasonal image of beautiful decay. The Autumnal colours echo those outside in my garden at the moment, although I'm not lucky enough to find 1950's American cars amongst my leaves!