What drew me there, was not some shiny, new, way-out-of-my-league car, but a 1980 Mercedes-Benz sedan with an unusual paint job.
Last fall's news release read:
, /CNW/ - today announced that the company is undertaking a unique and creative initiative with highly respected and world-renowned Canadian realist painter . This innovative project will convert an iconic Mercedes-Benz sedan into a thought-provoking and transportable work of art. A loyal Mercedes-Benz customer for several decades, Forrestall owns a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD that has become the canvas for this large scale work that he has entitled "A Car for All seasons."
I hadn't known anything about this car when I popped into the dealership a couple of weeks ago, after succumbing to curiosity and test-driving a SMART car.
On my way out, I stumbled across a very pleasant man painting the passing seasons on a car. Without having a clue who he was, I stopped to ask about his work. He was charming and more than pleased to share the details of what he was up to.
I returned today, less ignorant of the importance of seeing Tom Forrestall working on this marvellous piece, and realizing how fortunate I was to be able to chat with him about his art.
On the hood of the car, Spring burst into bloom with Ferns and Trilliums drifting seamlessly into the roses and Queen Anne's Lace of summer.
|I believe the woman is "Mercedes" of Mercedes Benz fame ...|
|Yep, it has a sun roof.|
Winter had the trunk and rear of the car in its icy grip.
He estimates that he'll be working on it for another two or three weeks.
Needless to say I'll be going back in a couple of weeks to see the finished product before it leaves for parts unknown.
|Sorry. I couldn't resist. Me and the artist. What a thrill !|