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1974 ~ 2024
~50th Anniversary~

Sunset over the mighty Niagara and a TR6

Triumph TR6 
The 6

To celebrate the year 1974, a painting depicting the 50th manufacturing anniversary of a little British sportscar, the Triumph TR6. This particular "6" has been with the current owner for over 20 years when they purchased it in boxes, totes and pieces. It was a total frame off restoration project that started in March of 2004 and was completed 8 years later in August of 2012.  

The mood of this painting is from a summer stroll along a winding boulevard on a warm summer night while watching a sunset over the mighty Niagara River. An abundance of colours were used to create various tones and hues which are documented in the various sittings below. 

The sketch & sky

To start this oil on canvas, an outline (sketch) was applied using acrylic black. After that, a liquid white base was applied using equal parts of titanium white, linseed oil and turpenoid. This was quickly applied and immediately following was the colours of the sky using manganese blue hue, alizarin crimson and Indian Yellow. 

The painting

In the gallery below, you will see the start and progress of this oil painting with captions of various colours used to give effect to the completed canvas

Triumph TR6

Canvas complete and ready to cure for a year

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