This was created (as with many of my works) to tell a story. This tale is about the cars that belonged to the owner of this artwork. A stunning example of the history that can be conveyed and passed down on a large single handled saw.
One of my favourites. Similar images to this one have been requested a number of times and, I would say, you cant go past the classic imagery of a magnificent 'Clydey' team, especially with some stunning South Island scenery such as this (much of which was produced from my memories of the South).
This was one of the first saws completed. It is based on a classic, old photo that the family, for whom l was creating it for, bought to me to consider rendering in paint. I like this one particularly because it suited the saw blade format well. The bullock team was a sight to be seen and well worth making into a painting. I also like the fact that the bulk of the work painted is in black and white, with just a touch of browny tone to warm a bit in selected areas.
It's not hard to make the South Island look splendid. What I liked about this commissioned piece was that I had some great 'distance' images to work with. In doing so, l was able to make a small area look so much larger, with this type of composition on this lovely old classic saw blade.
The saws always suit a coastal scene given their narrow length. I believe it’s a nice combination to cover the land and the sea in one artwork if applicable.
This saw was created as a gift for the son. I was presented with information on such things as: his favourite hunting areas, logos that related to milestones throughout his life, his favourite dogs, treasured football memories, and a letterbox that he had built as a young man.