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The Homefront (1940 Ford Panel Truck Painting) by FastLaneIllustration The Homefront (1940 Ford Panel Truck Painting) by FastLaneIllustration
Here's my latest painting depicting a 1940 Ford Panel Truck painted up in typical era appropriate utility livery. The scene is set in Christmas of 1942, a little over a year after the United State's declared their involvement in WW2. However this painting is more focused on the home front than the chaotic battlefront overseas. This was a time where the demand for arms, military manufacturing, and metal working jobs skyrocketed. A time when the wives of those fighting for freedom overseas would take their husbands place in the factory for the next few years. Christmas for 1942 would have been an odd one to say the least. Many families would have been strangely incomplete with family members risking their lives for our freedom overseas, while their wives worked around the clock in factories even around Christmas. Also with the rations in place, there may not have been as many gifts under the tree. however, having just come out of the great depression this lack of material gifts may not have been all too unfamiliar. But perhaps one of the greatest gifts of Christmas that year was that even though there was war and turmoil all over europe, we were still blessed not to have chaos on the home front, and fighting on this side of the pond for the freedoms we enjoy today. So though Christmas in this particular year would've been an odd one, it really put things into perspective as to how blessed we really were in spite of the chaos elsewhere. Anyway, all Fast Lane Illustration artwork by Ryan Sardachuk. Click the link to join the official facebook page: or visit the official website at:
prestonthecarartist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Photographer
very good! love the snow.
mecengineer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
nethompson Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
That is so good! You have great skills!
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October 1, 2013
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