Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Pontiac Service"

Just finished this yesterday. I've had this photo in my archive for several years, thinking it might eventually serve as a subject for painting. However, with the recently announced demise of the Pontiac line, slated for 2010, I felt compelled to tackle it. Although recent Pontiacs have been less-than-inspiring autos, older models often proved among the best-designed Detroit products. The stylish variations on their hood ornaments, some rendered in sleek, Deco-inspired chrome and Lucite, are especially appealing (and collectible). It's a shame GM's ineptitude has killed one of most significant U.S. auto marques. Watercolor, pen & ink, 9" x 12", Fabriano paper.

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Barbara said...

No more Trans Am? Remember Rockford's? Anyway, I digress .... These are indescribably fantastic. Really.

Claudia said...

I really like the hood ornament, BC. You have done a really great job of capturing the light off the surface. It's so hyper realistic that it truly looks like a photo. I wonder if that was what you were aiming for. And the "parts" sign is so ironic yet apt in this day and age of the manufacture's demise.