Blue Bug


Blue Bug by Gladys Jimenez

Blue Bug

$ 1240 USD

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.  

Size: 16" x 20" x .50"

 

The Inspiration

My love for cars came at an early age.  When I was 20 the water pump in my car broke and the mechanic wanted $110.00 to fix it. Well, I had just spend my entire savings on summer trip to Europe and that was just too much for me. So I went to the library and got a manual on the car I had and learned how to change the water pump myself. Yeah, I went to Pep Boys and bought the part, which was on sale by the way for $10.00! Yes, that's all it cost me to change my water pump and I felt a great sense of accomplishment!

I was hooked on auto mechanics so when my friend's truck broke down, I was there to help him rent a pulley and take that engine apart to replace it.

This painting is part of The California Driving series. This painting was juried into the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery and another show in Vista California.



   The Making of Blue Bug

Blue Bug by Gladys Jimenez
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