Antique Auto Artwork
Antique auto artwork was probably one of the first things I had in Mind for reverse painting on glass. I wanted to be able to paint something anyone would recognize, like maybe a “67 Ford Mustang, or a “71 Chevelle SS.
“71 Chevelle SS
measures 23.5″ x 20″.The car in this painting was owned by my husband, and a lot of fun.
But it also made me think about the vintage autos my father bought when I was young. I was still yet to be a teenager when he purchased his first 1922 REO stake rack truck. After the local mechanic got the motor running, my parents and family began work on the body. Being no strangers to refinishing furniture, this was not as daunting a task as one might think. My mother hand striped the spokes of the forest green wheels. The “Milvo’s Tent and Awning” billboard was thrown out. A real masterpiece if you were able to operate the manual transmission and hand operated 6″ windshield wipers at the same time.
“38 Plymouth Coupe
was a painting of my brother-in-law’s classic. Unfortunately it ended in a bad way by burning up from an electrical fire. It measures 21 1/2 ” x 17 3/4″.
started out as a much bigger painting, but when my husband went to frame it, a large corner of the glass broke off. All was not lost, though. The Golden Retriever and the car were not involved in the accident, so I took the glass to be cut down, and it was an improvement. This reverse painting on glass measures 22 1/2″ x 18″,
Later came the 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom.
limousine. Dad spotted it for the first time when a garage door accidentally was left open in Rome. It was English, and the steering wheel was on the right. Afterward was a 1955 Chrysler Imperial limo, midnight blue. My parents joined a local car club and went to the shows. I just loved looking at the styles and class of antique auto artwork.
This 20″ x 24 3/4″ painting might have gone unnamed, except for a man who saw it and recognized the hood of the car. He told me that as a teenager he had welded two of them together to make a canoe. Unfortunately, there is a small crack in one of the corners of the original glass pane.
is a 27 1/4″ x 15 1/2″ painting .
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