Artist Robert Carter’s latest work is the Porsche RSK. He gave me some background on this piece, and sent an update on a Vincent “Pub Sign” that’s coming up for auction next month at Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale next month.
The original is 48″ x 78″ oil on canvas. I have been wanting to paint a Porsche for some time. I was at the Sonoma Historics recently and first walked past the car in the pits, then I got to look at it from the rear and knew it would make a good subject. I read up on Jean Behra winning the F2 Grand Prix in one and put a sketch together and designed the type for the piece.
About this painting:
At the age of twelve I developed an interest in fishing. There weren’t too many places to fish in London. So, on a Sunday at 5:00 in the morning, I would take a chartered bus going to various places to fish. The best fisherman in our club was a guy named John Sawyer. He owned a Vincent Black Shadow, which was his only means of transportation. He would travel Great Briton on his Vincent, with a place for his dog and his fishing gear.
One time He told me about fishing in Scotland on a beautiful loch opposite an ancient castle. The image stuck with me and once becoming an artist I painted the image in the style of a Pub Sign.
The original is oil enamel on 1″ wood panel 36″x 48″
– Cheers Robert