His bold and vigorous style captures the drama of his subjects. Conservation of the natural world is something Joe is very passionate about and hopes his art motivates people to protect it and promote its survival. Joe will be teaching a 5-day workshop for us this Spring, May 4 — 10, This will be the first time that Joe has taught a workshop for us, but he comes highly recommended. We are already busy lining up the models from local farms, and if we are lucky, maybe an exotic animal or two besides our crazy dogs! As the first in our new series of interviews with our artist instructors, I put before Joe a number of questions about his life as an artist.

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Follow 2 years ago 6. Joe was on track to become the first driver to win three titles in a row until his tragic accident in a race at Riverside Speedway in California in the fifth race of the season. Weatherly he died from head injuries sustained in a racing accident at the fifth race of the season at Riverside International Raceway. His head went outside the car and struck a retaining wall, killing him instantly.

Weatherly was not wearing a shoulder harness because he was afraid of being trapped in a burning car. While competing in the 8 Bud Moore owned Mercury, Weatherly slid off track with what is thought to have been braking failure due to a blown engine and oil. Driver side window nets had not been introduced at that time.

Just a day before he died, Weatherly told The Associated Press he preferred only a lap belt. He said he would "rather flap around in there. The sanctioning body developed window webbing, which was introduced in and is still used today. He died at 41 years of age. A hard competitor and loveable clown who seemed to speak in a rapid, staccato shorthand, Joe enjoyed life and excelled in every form of racing he tried. He left the sport a true champion.

He is one of two reigning champions of what is now known as the Sprint Cup Series to die during a season as the defending champion Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki, who died in a plane crash during the season, is the other and the only one of the two to die during a race. Window nets are used in most stockcar racing series to this day.


Animal essence : the art of Joe Weatherly

From sketchbook to studio, a bold expression of the dynamics of animal drawing and painting are presented. This book not only showcases the art of Joe Weatherly but also provides valuable information and instructional advice on the making of animal art. Compelling sketches along with developed drawings, and paintings are supported throughout the book with notes on process, materials, drawing philosophy, and important information regarding the animals themselves. Many of the pages in this volume are from drawings done on location with no editing process involved. This reveals the thinking process, observations, and personal thoughts of the artist.


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