"Hemi Hot Rod"
12" X 16" Acrylic on panel
The hot rod depicted in this painting is one of those cars that gets it right. The early hemi engine makes this ride even sweeter. The Chrysler corporation hemispherical engines were in the thick of the early overhead valve engine displacement wars of the early 1950's and so were a prime candidate for an engine swap into a Model A Ford or '32 Ford hot rod like this one. This is one of my favorite local cars, I love it.
I feel this is one of my most successful abstraction attempts to date, as abstract as the engine is I think anybody that's into vintage cars will recognize it as an early hemi...one hot rodded with four single barrel carbs and lakester headers.