"Summer Downpour" Painted on a Ford Trunk Hood
Thunder Bay Artist, Ray Swaluk found an old rusty trunk hood on a bush road in the Boreal Forest, west of Thunder Bay. He figures the hood likely came from an old Ford Fairlane or Ford Galaxy from the 1950’s or 60’s. Inspired by the natural beauty of the location where it was found, on Swallow Lake, Ray came back with his paint supplies one sunny day and began to paint, using the hood as his canvas. As he painted, the day clouded over and it began to rain, causing the acrylic paints to run and creating an enchanting illusion of a summer rainfall. When the painting had dried, Ray added some realistic details and a coat of varnish to for protection.