Saturday, May 26, 2007

Cars

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From a time when cars represented much more than transportation from point A to point B. They represented transportation from childhood to adulthood, or so we thought. Cars were the way out, of the confinement of parents and home, as well as a way in, to the freedom of the road and independence. It's still that way today, I guess. Though the cars have changed and the culture of the road has changed, the romance of riding down the two-lane with the wind in your hair is still a siren song for everyone who wonders what is just beyond the next hill.

Acrylics on Strathmore illustration board with a touch of Photoshop for effect.

10 comments:

Focus_ret said...

Great painting! Wow! And it brings back memories.

My hubby had an old car with tail fins just like that!

aarph said...

Ahh, the '59 Chevy Impala, one of the ultimate finsters!
Great job Rick, nicely done.

ksklein said...

tail fins.... ahh... i start to dream. :)

Fossfor said...

great painting!

mcscrub said...

fins to the left fins to the right now thats when cars were cars today the all look the same nothing out there inspires me...except maybe my jeep

Tina Vaziri said...

Beautiful detail!

bookbabie said...

Great illo, I scrolled through your blog and you are very talented (and very mysterious, like your kitty trench.

kinT said...

Wow!

I really love your style. It nearly seems like a photo.

fatty said...

fantastic..

Tim Bye said...

Super - beautifully rendered!