Virtual Paintout is in Sri Lanka this month. I often have trouble finding images that appeal to me in some locations. But, given my affinity for vehicles, I had to do something with this obvious symbol of South Asian transportation. In almost every StreetView image you see at least one of these. I had a little fun with this one using John Lovett's technique of adding gesso to break up and lighten parts of the otherwise finished watercolor.
I decided to jump forward into the muscle car era with an Olds 442, or 4-4-2 to be exact. The numbers stand for four-barrel carb, four-speed transmission, and dual exhaust. I had my doubts about doing a yellow car. But, using three different yellows and controlling the highlights actually made this one pop. The ink-only version is below and prints and gifts of it are available here.
This is where urban meets rural in my hometown. Just to the right a modern retail area begins. Just behind those tree is an interstate highway. But turn left here and you head out of town into what's left of farmland between High Point and Winston-Salem NC. Years ago, I'm sure this store thrived as it's on what was then the main road between the two cities. Now, if you didn't live in that area, you'd never know it was still open.