Monday, July 11, 2011

That's Classic

 SOLD
I once owned a VW just like this one. It was a powder blue, 1963 with a sunroof which slid open the entire length of the roof. It was classic and I did love it. I frequently see this car around Provincetown and think I gotta paint it. So I did.
Notice that I'm not putting up the buy now buttons as I have to hoard some of these paintings for my Shed Show which will begin a week from today :D   Maybe the owner of this car will come by and say "HEY, that's my car. Can I buy that painting?" and I'll say......"sure." ;)
Peace Sign (Detail)



28 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Mary, it's a great painting of the old VW Bug!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Fabulous painting, what terrific colors!! Love the peace sign:) Sending you a virtual slug bug:)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Ok, this color is like the perfect blue! It's almost the same color as my little Miata that I drive! Great work on the painting!

JanettMarie said...

Sweet painting, so much character!

William Cook said...

Ah the VW days. Had a white 68 that I sold for a tan 67 in mint condition. My girlfriend bought a yellow 66. After we got married I painted it white like this one. I made a painting just like yours back then--gave it to a buddy--a VW addict. Those were the days. Thanks for the memories.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Got to *love* this bug!

Dana Cooper said...

I LOVE this Mary, it has such a fun feel with wonderful color.

Linda Popple said...

Love this! The colors are so fun and brings back memories. My VW bug was red! :-)

Ruthie Carlson said...

Dreamy!!! I absolutely love your color and your brush strokes... well they are yummy! They just are! Wonderful painting! It will not be for sale long!

Marian Fortunati said...

Love it!!!

I'm sure your Shed Show will be a great success!!

Fay Terry said...

Great VW painting, Mary. Love the peace sign and all the colors.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Mary, I had one of these too! Beautiful work, great colors! I am sure that nit ail sell quickly!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Mary - this brings back such memories! Tim had a powder blue bug, too! You did a fabulous job. Love the colors!

AutumnLeaves said...

I have loved VW's since I was a little girl. My mom's friend had a red one just like this (no sun roof, though). Great job in painting this treasure, Mary.

Paintings by Patricia said...

Love that bug...I had an orange one for 14 yrs.
Good luck with the show. I put it on our blog.

Janet Bludau Fine Art said...

I had baby blue also but not the cool sunroof!
Love the painting........

Monique Straub said...

Mary - This is a stand out! Really love the loose feel :)

J Joy Nocifora said...

Cute as a bug! Wonderful job on this painting! I always wanted one of these!

Katie May said...

OMG LOVE!!!@ I swear you and Kelley get BETTER every time you post...Which reminds me how important it is to be painting all the time! Good gor you. I love the looseness of you more recent work, the peeks of the underpainting, etc> Are these oil? Miss you lady. I think you are PHENOMENAL! and touching on something you mentioned a couple of months ago, I think we should totally plan a weekend up to Connie Hayes studio! Althoug summer is almost gone so maybe in the fall...Email me :)

Jo Anne Neely Gomez said...

Love it, what gorgeous color!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Love it, too! Who doesn't love Beetles of this era...makes one feel young again!

hmuxo said...

Love these classic cars...and the color is perfect.

rdl said...

love it! i remember that car, have a shot of it from our trip. have a ball next wk. wish i was goin!

Virginia Floyd said...

Wonderful colors! What a great painting.

Kathy Cousart said...

Mary- I cannot believe I missed this one? Love it!! My first car was a beige VW bug. Poor 'very cute' boys that rode to high school with me had to help jump start me down a hill half the time!! That soon got old and unsafe and my dad traded that sweet car in- have missed it ever since. This one is wonderful- very nostalgic and I just bet the owner comes a'knocking:) Good luck on the big sale in the shack as Kelley calls it:)

Karen Appleton said...

Love the how you got so much personality in this painting! Also I adore your watercolor sketches you've been doing too!!

Jolandi Kerstetter said...

It's a lovely painting. It would be pretty awesome if the owner did get to see it, even more if he or she bought that painting from you.

Maria Wegner said...

An excellent painting of the Volkswagen beetle! It really showed how passionate you are in painting and how much you love your old beetle. By the way, what happened to your old Volkswagen Beetle? Did it have any problems with its engine or in its other mechanics?