Photo:"A Franklin on a Patriotic Day"; Watercolor and Ink on 11" x 16" Paper Available for purchase.
Here's the latest I finished last night. It's a little off in a new direction. I took several photos of this 1926 Franklin that I saw on the 3rd Avenue bridge in downtown during a 4th of July car show. I was just fascinated with listening about the guy who owned it talk about the engine and how because of the specialty of the steam-powered engine he had to go up to Minneapolis area to have it serviced.Then he talked about the restoration that he had to do in the interior. I found myself taking photos from several angles with my phone. Later as I got to looking at this particular photo of the back. I liked the Cedar Rapids skyline that was showing in the background. It simmered for a few days and this was what came about. I put extra flags into the piece with a couple of them on the car itself. I still may do others of this Franklin car. It's a very unique car.