Hey Street Wise Mike, what's the provenance of this stunning work of art before I pimp it away. Daring Doc
Hey Daring Doc, this oblique front view is definitive. It's a Chevy Monte Carlo, body style/grille/headlamp configuration is consistent with that for the 1973 through 1978 model years. Would need to see tail lights to pin it down closer. There were very subtle differences in tail lights during that body style run. Body panels, hood, doors, etc. are all the same and interchange between those years. Headlights differ but this race car has been so modified on the front end it is not possible to discern what kind of headlights it started out with. '73 through about '75 (I think) had a single round headlight on each side. In '76, or so, they went to that goofy over-under rectangular headlight morphology. The '79s were radically different... downsized for lighter weight and greater fuel efficiency... engine went from standard V-8 to standard V-6, etc. Street wise, Mike
Take away a little green in all the wrong places and right things can happen. A fluky propitious mistake, like this, can strip away my blinders and puncture my narrow-mindedness and predilections. "Think outside the box," they say. Trees can have purple trunks!
We used to send penny post cards knowing the Postmaster would read each one and spread the gossip. He was also like an uncle to me. For a young kid his post office was a neat place to hang while sampling community moods as they breezed in and out. In those days the grown ups made me feel like an adult by allowing me to lick their stamps. Until, that is, I discovered the deception. Now, each time I pass an authentic country post office I sense and taste glue on my tongue.
Guilty? Yes, as charged. I did add some red to the yellow leaves in front and darkened the tree trunks a bit. An exercise in psycho-morphosis that troubles some "objectionable alchemy", and enthuses others "heavenly inspiration". Beyond this dustup - anyone who appreciates rich, luxurious and stunningly beautiful landscape art must get to know the Group of Seven. A hundred years ago, for some weird reason, painters didn't take the Canadian landscape seriously. In 1920, to remedy this lapse seven outdoorsy artists influenced by European impressionism joined to reshape how Canadians viewed their own country and develop a brand of landscape art uniquely Canadian. They succeeded masterfully, with colors I can taste and a broad thoroughly modern style. Check 'em out at the links: