Abandoned Old Car

Forgotten (Abandoned Old Car), oil painting by Edith van Duin-Schermer, 2012
Forgotten (Abandoned Old Car, Lada Niva), 2012

I spotted this beautiful old car on the island of Dominica. Apparently the owners had abandoned it, and now it was just standing by the side of the road. It looked like it had been standing there for ages! The weeds were growing out of the doors and (what used to be) windows. An enchanting image of nature reclaiming its territory in a most beautiful way. Imagine how many paintings I would make if we had scenes like these in Holland!

The car is an old Russian car, a Lada Niva, there must be an intriguing story on how that ended up on Dominica.

2012, Oil on linen, 50×70 cm (19.7×27.5″)

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