This is one
of many old pre- 60s cars owned by an individual in NE
Georgia. Upon seeing it for the first time, I knew I
had to do a painting of
it. At that
time, I wasn’t sure of the model or the year it was made. I just
liked the lines and shape of the
car. It was only after doing a little
(and reading the name on the hood) that I found it to be a 1946 Buick.
may not realize the significance of the make or the year. But
there is one. Following the declaration of war in December
production of American autos ended.
The materials were needed for the
war effort and the manufacturers
retooled accordingly. No new cars were
made until the conclusion of the war in the latter part of 1945. And when
the automobile production lines
began to run again, the cars made closely
resembled the ones being made in
1941. That is, they looked like the
previous version, except for Buick. It
did some definitive retooling including
an extensive use of chrome. It was as if that manufacturer was celebrating
the American spirit that had helped win World War II.
I took a
photo of the car which was used as the reference for this painting.
When I took the picture, this car was almost
80 years old. Yet, part of the
paint is still visible and the chrome still reflects the Georgia land and
sky. Hopefully the beauty of this old
car shines through this painting.
The original is a watercolor on 20” x 16” 300
lb cold press paper and is
copyrighted by Gerry Grimes, the artist. He retains all rights regarding
reproductions regardless of the ownership of the original by
others. No reproductions or
copies may be made from it without explicit
consent of the artist.
reproductions are on archival paper. The colors of the giclee
close as possible to the original, however some differences
may occur. Images will be slightly smaller than paper size listed
below due to a minimum one inch border required for printing.
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