Gear: Fall into Tad Orlowski’s Lush Paintings of Classic Cars

Fall into Tad Orlowski’s Lush Paintings of Classic Cars

By Petrolicious Productions
April 14, 2015
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With an eye for incredible composition across photography, fine art—and even advertising design concepts—Tad Orlowski’s library of automotive projects is both extensive and compelling.

Orlowski has had a lot of time to consider a car’s form, having worked as a designer at both McLaren Automotive and Bertone. Painting only started a few years ago as an activity to relax with, too. For now, he’s working on a certain style—a car’s “face”.

“I have decided to focus on car’s faces, and eventually build the whole collection out of it,” Orlowski writes. “I wanted to keep a consistent form from all of the paintings together—different cars, but the same approach.”

It’s a series of front views that feature iconic cars like the Porsche 911, 917, and 904; the Jaguar E-Type; and the Ferrari 250 GTE, among others. To our eyes, the depictions are mesmerising because they’re both detailed and a bit imprecise—and from the front, can you tell if the car is moving or stationary?

“Sometimes, I pick my favourite models and I know I have to have them painted. Sometimes, a certain vehicle just hits me over the head like a bombshell and I know it’s worth of painting,” Orlowski says. “It’s kind of never-ending project. It doesn’t have schedule. I’m not a painter or an artist—just a car afficionado.”

You can see his work on his website, www.tad-orlowski.com, and “Like” his Facebook page.

 

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Alex Smith
Alex Smith
6 years ago

Wow fine arts! It has drawn very neat & cleanly, the above posted classical car paints are looking very outstanding and excellent. We must have to clean our car regularly to feel like a new car. Awesome painting Tad Orlowski’s. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
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Emily Lopez
Emily Lopez
6 years ago

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Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
6 years ago

Now these are beautiful. My family and I each picked our favorites.

An earlier post asked “Why can’t modern racing posters be this cool?”

My response remains the same: I don’t see any reason why they can’t be. You just have to convince the suits.

Thanks for sharing.