Mike Kaplan creates unique car art of classic cars using painting software. The process involves taking time in selecting a painting style - favouring the look of acrylics and oils - and carefully painting back the underlying image to create an intriguing combination of reality and artistic interpretation and style. These photo-paintings are ideal for classic and exotic car collectors to add their garage displays, studies or “man caves”; collectors who have sold a classic car they were especially fond of and who would like a special memory  of it and for all car owners who are looking for something unique - no two Classic Car Artworks are ever the same.
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photo-paintings of classic cars

CLASSIC CAR ART

JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB PICS NEW CLASSIC CAR ART classic car photo painting Porsche HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC CAR PIC CONVERTED INTO A UNIQUE PHOTO-PAINTING
photo-paintings of classic cars
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CLASSIC CAR ART

NEW CLASSIC CAR ART JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB PICS classic car photo painting Porsche
MG TD for a Knysna collector
Classic car art - MG TD HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC CAR PIC CONVERTED INTO A UNIQUE PHOTO-PAINTING
Mike Kaplan creates unique car art of classic cars using painting software. The process involves taking time in selecting a painting style - favouring the look of acrylics and oils - and carefully painting back the underlying image to create an intriguing combination of reality and artistic interpretation and style. These photo-paintings are ideal for classic and exotic car collectors to add their garage displays, studies or “man caves”; collectors who have sold a classic car they were especially fond of and who would like a special memory  of it and for all car owners who are looking for something unique - no two Classic Car Artworks are ever the same.
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photo-paintings of classic cars
JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB PHOTO-PAINTINGS
photo-paintings of classic cars
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JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB PHOTO-PAINTINGS
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photo-paintings of classic cars
Classic Car Art Close Ups
Here you can see some of the different styles and treatments that I use in creating my Classic Car Art. In the images alongside, you can the see the texture of the canvas or paper, the brush strokes, density of paint and level of detail that can be achieved. These are best seen when making large prints, at least A2 in size.
photo-paintings of classic cars
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Classic Car Art Close Ups
Here you can see some of the different styles and treatments that I use in creating my Classic Car Art. In the images alongside, you can the see the texture of the canvas or paper, the brush strokes, density of paint and level of detail that can be achieved. These are best seen when making large prints, at least A2 in size.
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Classic Car Art Pricelist
You send me a sharp, good quality image* I will do a test and let you know if the image is of sufficient quality.
*For an A3 print - 6 megapixels minimum   For an A2 print - 8 megapixels minimum   For an A1 print - 12 megapixels minimum
I will then email you three different sample treatments of your image as a photo painting. Choose the one you prefer and I will have it printed on heavyweight art paper and courier the print to you in a cardboard tube - courier prices will be determined once your order is placed. All prints are done on a Canon PROGRAF iPF8400 which uses a 12 colour ink system. My paper of choice is Epson 270gsm Fine Art rag, but other papers are available. Prints have a longevity of 50 years if not exposed to direct sunlight.
A3 approx. 297x420mm R1495 incl.VAT A2 approx. 420x594mm R1895 incl.VAT A1 approx. 594x840mm R2350 incl.VAT A0 approx. 840x1188mm on request A 50% deposit is required on placement of all orders.  
photo-paintings of classic cars
Classic Car Art Pricelist
You send me a sharp, good quality image* I will do a test and let you know if the image is of sufficient quality.
I will then email you three different sample treatments of your image as a photo painting. Choose the one you prefer and I will have it printed on heavyweight art paper and courier the print to you in a cardboard tube - courier prices will be determined once your order is placed.
photo-paintings of classic cars
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  *For an A3 print - 6 megapixels minimum     For an A2 print - 8 megapixels minimum     For an A1 print - 12 megapixels minimum
A3 approx. 297x420mm R1495 incl.VAT A2 approx. 420x594mm R1895 incl.VAT A1 approx. 594x840mm R2350 incl.VAT A0 approx. 840x1188mm on request A 50% deposit is required on placement of all orders.  
All prints are done on a Canon PROGRAF iPF8400 which uses a 12 colour ink system. My paper of choice is Epson 270gsm Fine Art rag, but other papers are available. Prints have a longevity of 50 years if not exposed to direct sunlight.
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e mail: mike@classiccarart.co.za cell: +27 (0) 82 2535 888
I live in Sedgefield in the Garden Route, South Africa
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photo-paintings of classic cars
e mail: mike@classiccarart.co.za cell:      +27 (0) 82 2535 888
I live in Sedgefield in the Garden Route, South Africa
Contact Classic Car Art
photo-paintings of classic cars
COPYRIGHT CLASSIC CAR ART 2016
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Mike Kaplan was in the advertising and design industry for over 30 years and began his design career in 1976 when he left South Africa to study Industrial Design at the Ealing College of Higher Education in London. During this time he developed an interest in Graphic Design and Photography and studied both courses simultaneously. He left after two and a half years, having been offered a position as an assistant Art Director with J. Walter Thompson (JWT) back in Cape Town. He remained with them for over five years, working in all aspects of the print media, conceptualising and directing television commercials, creating packaging design and below-the-line material. Mike resigned in 1983 after being offered a position at Berry Bush de Villiers di Bella & Bellamy (BBDDB) as an Art Director and was made a Director of the company in 1985. During 1989 BBDDB established a specialised company - Kite Consultancy - to handle all aspects of below-the-line design. He ran the company for four years as Managing Director and Design Head. In April 1994 he resigned from BBDDB and continued doing design work on a freelance basis. In May 1995, Mike moved to Knysna where he established himself as a successful  designer, specialising in Corporate Identities, Packaging Design and Logo Development. During 1994, Mike discovered artistic woodturning and soon became one of South Africa’s leading turners, regularly demonstrating and giving talks on design at national Woodturning Seminars, as well as being invited to demonstrate at the Utah Woodturning Symposium in 2004. Along with 3 friends, he ran a successful Woodturning Gallery at the Knysna Waterfront and Woodmill Lane. Mike developed an interest in photography during the 70's and has pursued that passion over the years, particularly landscape photography, as a hobby.  Since mid 2012, he developed an interest in capturing the flow of water in time - this led to his current exploration of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and long exposure seascapes and trying to impart a sense of mood and movement to his images. His work can be viewed at www.mylandscapes.co.za Having always been a classic car enthusiast and having owned a 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Junior, a 1968 Lancia Fulvia Series 1 Zagato and a 1970 Lancia Flavia Coupe, Mike has recently begun combining photography and painting using painting software which he manipulates to bring back the underlying image of the car in certain areas of the image. He also defocusses he background in order to place emphasis on the vehicle.
About Mike Kaplan
photo-paintings of classic cars
Mike Kaplan was in the advertising and design industry for over 30 years and began his design career in 1976 when he left South Africa to study Industrial Design at the Ealing College of Higher Education in London. During this time he developed an interest in Graphic Design and Photography and studied both courses simultaneously. He left after two and a half years, having been offered a position as an assistant Art Director with J. Walter Thompson (JWT) back in Cape Town. He remained with them for over five years, working in all aspects of the print media, conceptualising and directing television commercials, creating packaging design and below-the-line material. Mike resigned in 1983 after being offered a position at Berry Bush de Villiers di Bella & Bellamy (BBDDB) as an Art Director and was made a Director of the company in 1985. During 1989 BBDDB established a specialised company - Kite Consultancy - to handle all aspects of below-the- line design. He ran the company for four years as Managing Director and Design Head. In April 1994 he resigned from BBDDB and continued doing design work on a freelance basis. In May 1995, Mike moved to Knysna where he established himself as a successful  designer, specialising in Corporate Identities, Packaging Design and Logo Development. During 1994, Mike discovered artistic woodturning and soon became one of South Africa’s leading turners, regularly demonstrating and giving talks on design at national Woodturning Seminars, as well as being invited to demonstrate at the Utah Woodturning Symposium in 2004. Along with 3 friends, he ran a successful Woodturning Gallery at the Knysna Waterfront and Woodmill Lane. Mike developed an interest in photography during the 70's and has pursued that passion over the years, particularly landscape photography, as a hobby.  Since mid 2012, he developed an interest in capturing the flow of water in time - this led to his current exploration of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and long exposure seascapes and trying to impart a sense of mood and movement to his images. His work can be viewed at www.mylandscapes.co.za Having always been a classic car enthusiast and having owned a 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Junior, a 1968 Lancia Fulvia Series 1 Zagato and a 1970 Lancia Flavia Coupe, Mike has recently begun combining photography and painting using painting software which he manipulates to bring back the underlying image of the car in certain areas of the image. He also defocusses he background in order to place emphasis on the vehicle.
About Mike Kaplan
photo-paintings of classic cars
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