Brucie’s Diary: March 2013


Current mileage:144,528

Brucie’s Diary Returns!

Watercolour Classics

Thomas Ahlander is a watercolour artist who lives in Sweden, and predominantly paints classic cars.

Last November I commissioned a watercolour portrait of Brucie, my 1997 X330 4 litre Sovereign, after seeing the standard of Thomas Ahlander’s work.

Working with Thomas in deciding the best angle to portray my Jaguar, I have been impressed by his attention to detail. Rather than simply reproducing the photo I sent as a painting, as I believe some artists do, Thomas requested numerous details about the car and exact model, in order to do some research of his own. He then created a sketch of the car from an angle which he felt would portray the car to best effect. He even asked for the paint code, in order to get the colour exact!

Adjusting the first sketch, we’ve then used a bit of artists licence, and Brucie now has his lost headlamp powerwashers reinstated in the portrait! (If only it was that easy in real life!)

Thomas’s most recent commission is for a Swedish Jaguar owner – a watercolour portrait of a 1962 Mark 2.

If you are interested in commissioning a watercolour of your Jaguar, Daimler or SS from Thomas, you can see this example, from preliminary sketch through to finished watercolour.

Brucie has now joined Thomas’s growing selection of Jaguar prints, created from the original watercolours, which are available for sale.
Commissionsed watercolour paintings are mounted in white mats, 16 x 20 inches in size. The price for each painting is £190, including postage and handling.

Thomas’s very professional looking website will reveal all!
Watercolour Classics