Saturday, December 26, 2009

Driving Lesson

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive. ~Author Unknown

I spotted this Citroen DS 19 Dinky toy on the back of our TV magazine and so decided to paint a picture of it ~ original nose with single headlights ~ also known as Déesse, or Goddess.

A small piece of French History
President Charles de Gaulle praised the unusual abilities of his unarmoured DS with saving his life during the assassination attempt at Petit-Clamart on 22 August 1962 planned by Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry — the shots had blown two of the tyres, but the car could still escape at full speed.
Green Goddess


This event was accurately recreated for The Day of the Jackal.

When I was young I thought that these cars were really ugly!....now I love them...

The French word repérer can be used to spot or locate.
The French word recréer can be used to recreate.

Etymology for the word Paint.

10 comments:

LadyFi said...

What a lovely painting! You've really captured the essence of a Citroen.. we have modern red one!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Blu said...

Thanks LadyFi

Jude said...

What a cheery painting...
I like 2cvs.

Blu said...

Thanks Jude I painted a 2CV too!

Carol said...

I adore 2CV's too (Picture please!!)...but my husband calls them skips on wheels!! He's got no taste!! (Probably why he married me :-D)

C x

French Fancy said...

Blu - that looks great!

bindu said...

I love the bright orange background and the green of the car. They go very well together. You've been creating a lot now - I saw your paintings on flickr too, and they look great! Have fun and have a great new year!

♥ Braja said...

Citroens!! In Australia when I was little, if we saw a Citroen we'd shoot it :)))

Clare Mansell said...

What is it about cars. I'm about to make a quilt with them on... I think I have a whole new appreciation for cars after reading "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" - As you are a dog owner, I'd recommend it!

Ken Devine said...

I'm tracking how you are developing with your art Blu. The colours are good in my humble opinion but I'd love to see less representational subject matter and more of the abstract...perhaps even combining the two. There was a photo of yours-a puddle-but it could easily have been taken from ground horizontal with an overhead view to the more radical vertical eye level given the subject matter, and passed as total abstraction.

I'm struggling with breaking free from representational art and should take my own advice.

Keep going...you have talent.