Here’s two murals I banged out down in Fort Myers last week for the brand new Tijuana Flats! Pretty exciting, since it’s my ‘home turf’… I grew up in the area and was super excited to do this one.
The reason for the hot rod Ford Model-T is that Fort Myers is known for the Edison and Ford Winter Homes. Every kid that goes to school in Southwest Florida has gone, will go, or is perhaps going to the Winter Homes RIGHT NOW. I must have gone there on a field trip at least 6 times when I was in school. I think it’s one of those things you’d probably appreciate more as an adult than as a 10 year old kid. “Oh, look. Old furniture. Yawn.”
While people have different opinions on Edison (some good, some… not so good), I’ve never heard anything bad about Henry Ford. I decided it would be neat to pay a little homage to the town, even in a slight away.
The photos above show some detail shots, some in progress shots, and some close ups on the racing decals I painted on the car, with shout-outs to friends or family (and boss!)… fun times!
My next mural is going to be something very different from what I’ve been doing. More on that later.