Watercolour Classics – 2017 Update


Watercolour Classics

 

Watercolour Classics

Thomas Ahlander is a watercolour artist who lives in Sweden and predominantly paints classic cars in a variety of styles and with differing backgrounds.

In the last five years I have commissioned two portraits of Brucie (my 1997 X330 4.0 Sovereign), one of Opium (my 1988 XJ40 3.6 Sovereign) and one of Rob Jenner’s 2007 Maserati Quattroporte V. I have always been impressed by the standard of Thomas Ahlander’s work.

Working with Thomas in deciding the best angles to portray the cars, 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 cars in order to do some research of his own. He then created a sketch of the car in question from an angle which he felt would portray the car to best effect. He even asks for the paint code, in order to get the colour exact!

Thomas receives commissions worldwide and has a growing selection of Jaguar prints created from the original watercolours, which are shown below, and available for sale.

If you are interested in commissioning a watercolour of your Jaguar, Daimler or SS from Thomas, first have a look at the examples shown below.

 

Jaguar E-type by Watercolour Classics Jaguar E-type 2+2 Jaguar XK150 by Watercolour Classics Jaguar XK150
Jaguar XK150 in oil by Thomas Ahlander Jaguar XK140 in oil Jaguar XJ40 by Watercolour Classics Jaguar XJ40 Sovereign Gold

SS100 by Watercolour Classics SS100

Jaguar Mark 10 by Watercolour Classics Jaguar Mark 10

Jaguar XK120 by Watercolour Classics Jaguar XK120

Jaguar Mark V by Watercolour Classics Jaguar Mark V Drophead

Maserati Quattroporte by Watercolour Classics Maserati Quattroporte

Jaguar E-type by Watercolour Classics 1967 Jaguar E-type 4.2

Brucie by Watercolour Classics Jaguar X330 Sovereign ‘Brucie’

Brucie in Lappland by Watercolour Classics ‘Brucie in Lappland’

Jaguar Mark 2 by Watercolour Classics Jaguar Mark II

Jaguar E-type by Watercolour Classics Jaguar E-type 3.8 Roadster

Jaguar E-type by Watercolour Classics 1973 Jaguar E-type 2+2

Jaguar XK140 by Watercolour Classics 1957 Jaguar XK140

Jaguar Mark 2 by Watercolour Classics 1967 Jaguar Mark 2

Jaguar XK140 by Watercolour Classics 1955 Jaguar XK140

Opium by Watercolour Classics

1988 XJ40 3.6 Sovereign ‘Opium’

1957 Jaguar XK140 by Watercolour Classics

1957 Jaguar XK140

 

For more examples of Thomas’s work, take a look at his website

Watercolour Classics

 

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