A.C Cobra, 30 x 25cm, oil on canvas, framed
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With a British chassis and American engine and only 600 original Cobra’s ever built make this car a legend. Rumored to be a reason why UK motorways finally brought in speed restrictions, after clocking up 186mph on the M1 during a test run Le Mans. Soon after the British government imposed a 70mph restriction and denied any links to the Cobra incident.
The use of strong colour and brushwork to capture speed really made this box a fascinating subject to paint. The artist has created this momentum with real gestural movement by purposely dragging a dry brush through wet paint in one direction. A tough skill to practice and replicate.