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Jackson, my Scion

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board, Collection of the Artist

My husband and myself set out to get me a new car a few months ago.  We were introduced to this car.  For me, It was love at first sight.  For Neill, well not so much...he had to get the best "deal".  He coached me on the way to the dealership, to make sure that I don't let the salesman know that I like or want a car that is shown.  Well, forget that.  I wanted this car and he was the first to know it!.  Neill did make a good "deal" and I gave my car a name: Jackson

Jackson and I get all kinds of smiles and questions by fellow drivers.  Jackson is a Scion IQ and gets great mileage.  I knew that I'd be making a painting of this car but was waiting for the confidence and inspiration to strike.  Today was that day.

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  1. Hello Brande,
    I received the travelling chicken safe and sound!
    Wonderful adorable car painting you've done there!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Nora MacPhail

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