The Party Wagon

There’s an interesting story behind this old rusted car painting, known as The Party Wagon.

For years as I walked my last dog Maggie down the back allies, kicking the ball along the way for her to chase, I always noticed this old rusted car half hidden by bushes in someone’s back yard. The colors of the car and the texture of the rust always intrigued me.

Then one day, the overgrowth around the car was gone, and the car was sitting in the ally! Excited to see it up close, I rushed home to get my camera to capture the textures and that fabulous tail light. The next day the car was gone.

Many years later, I attempted to paint the car. My first attempt was a disaster, but learning from that first painting, I tackled it again, and this was the result.

Months later, a neighbor had a little get-together and invited a couple down the street, who just happened to be the owners of the old Ford Falcon! He told me all about his old car and the many good times and road trips he and his friends had in that old Ford Falcon back in the 1960s. He affectionately named the car The Party Wagon! Hence, the name of my watercolor.

Watercolor painting on 140# Arches cotton paper using Daniel Smith professional watercolor paints.

Original Painting Size: 11″ x 15″ NFS

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