Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"That's Classic" Yellow Volkswagen

Classic VW 
8x8 Oil on Panel
SOLD
Since posting my original VW painting I've met so many people who have had a love affair with the classic "bug". This particular model was an inexpensive but cool car for those of us who got our driver's licenses in the late '60's. Mine was a 1963, baby blue VW with a "sunroof" which was a folding vinyl thingy and opened the entire roof. 
My niece and 'soul sister' remembers us taking her to the Avon Drive In in it when she was about two years old, with the roof open and her little self happily camped in the back. Yes, the back seats could be folded down into a space the size of a playpen.
It was classic and remains my best selling painting and commission. 
One fan wanted it in yellow as a gift for his wife who had one. "back in the day". 
Meanwhile, here in Naples I am painting a bedroom. Washing with tsp, priming, spackling, sanding and of course the ceiling :(  
Very time consuming but the end result will be worth it.

9 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Nice one Mary. Made me think of my sister.LOL

Susan said...

Love, Love, Love!

Fay Terry said...

What a gorgeous painting, Mary! I love it!

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting. I love the subject as well as the beautiful texture....

JanettMarie said...

Of course this is SOLD... of course this is a commission.. love your strokes!! of color and you know... the brush.
Lovely, just lovely Mary.
-jM

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh my goodness! This is exquisite and has always been one of my favorite cars! My mom's friend had a red one and I remember my mom and her friend in the front seats...Then 6 of us kids in the back - 3 in the seat and 3 in the well in the rear. Yes...before seatbelt laws. We must have been little to fit in there but I remember how much fun we'd have when we went "bumming."

Stephanie Berry said...

Love the painting--the yellow POPS! My first car was a VW Bug also--green-don't remember the year. I do remember being able to see thru the floor in the back seat.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Hello My Massachusetts Art Buddy Mary!
I so love this Beetle! Love the fact that the series is so popular!!!! As always your fatnastic compositions, your tremendous skill in using oils, your off the charts great use of color and so much more make looking at your art over and over again a pleasure!
Still nursing my stupid shoulder! Miss painting sooooo much! Doing a little but not as much as I want to! Take care and enjoy our Spring?
Michael

Jo Castillo said...

Super and fun!

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