New piece I am working on


This piece is in progress and thought I would post it and reach out for help naming it. Any suggestions keeping with the theme “American Past” ? Thank You

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  1. I love it! I’ve done many road trips, multiple across the country and this evokes such a great retro, yet eerie feel of a lonely drive down route 66! As a painter also, so I appreciate what you are trying to evoke here!

  2. Thank you movingto , I really enjoy doing pieces that reflect the past of were humanity has been, route 66 is a reminder of the past

  3. “Fading Memories”

  4. e ‘get’roadmovies in UK though we dont have anywhere near the space to do them! We get the thing cos we grow up with the American road movies! I suggest you call it: Pegasus – Pink Guzzler!

  5. Thank You D. Raymond , that’s a great name

  6. michael meiggs

     /  February 18, 2013

    For me, it says, “Pit Stop”, Best wishes on getting it finished and named.

  7. Thank You Michael , I went with Ghost Of 66


     /  February 21, 2013

    looks like an old gas station that use to be in hartselle,now torn down and gone,and the car is alot sharper lol,great work Mark,like the Title too!

  9. Thank You , It was a fun piece to do

  10. “High Test Leaded”

  11. happycreators

     /  February 27, 2013

    ‘Red Horse’. I like this picture because it is haunting and evocative of the mystery I feel when I imagine a road trip through America. I suggest red horse due to the prevalent red imagery and the fact that the horse ties into both the image at the gas station and the idea of horse power taking you on a journey.

  12. Thank You Happycreators , I enjoyed your take on this piece

  13. It reminds me of the movie ‘Bagdad Cafe’. Have you seen it?

  14. Thank You for stopping by, I haven’t seen the movie but I will look it up 🙂

  15. Memory Lane

  16. Thank You Darla , great suggestion 🙂

  17. How about something along the lines Station on 66.

  18. Great picture Mark. Very evocative of a different time. A very 1950’s feel to it for me.

  19. Thank You Lovelady , thats an awesome name

  20. Best wishes on this one. It certainly tells a story.

  21. Thank You Lord David ,

  22. My first choice was Chevy on 66.

  23. I can’t edit to see the collection.

  24. Thanks for checking out my blog.

    How about , “Gas r up”

  25. Thanks for checking out my blog.

    How about, “Gas her up”

  26. Very cool!!! I love it 🙂

  27. Thank You Sowhatsocial 🙂

  28. Sorry, only later did I realize you had already chosen a title and had even sold the piece! Maybe the movie can inspire something else. The soundtrack is wonderful.

  29. Thank You saletoallseasons, I am holding all the suggestions for a later painting, glad you enjoyed the trailer

  30. Wow you are so talented!

  31. Thank You so much Nada Faris

  32. I remember well the red horse over the old fashioned gas station in Saratoga Springs, NY. Thanks for a trip down memory lane. You work is very vivid and calls up memories in others. Well done.

  33. Thank You Mary Ellen Ryall , I am so happy you enjoyed this piece

  34. Nice piece of art, Mark! Can’t wait to see the completed work!

    Thank you for visiting and liked my recent post on a B&W photograph made from a trip in Mexico City.

  35. We called them “filling stations” back then. How about “The Filling Station”? Love your work, by the way.

  36. Thank You Paul

  37. Great art work, and thanks too for visiting/following my blog.

  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog … love this piece you’re working on!!

  39. Thank You good mother

  40. Love this painting! Is it oil or oil pastels. Can’t tell. Really good feel to it and a beautiful composition!

  41. it is high gloss acrylic, most my work is acrylics. Thank You Ellen 🙂

  42. Looks lonely…makes me think America Abandoned. Good luck! Love the painting!

  43. Thank You very much Wild Heart ,

  44. Can’t wait to see the Skylark. What color is it? Light turquoise? Just a thought.
    Thank you for liking my blog. Stop back anytime. It’s filled with the stories of one family from 1939 to 1946 and 5 sons in the service of their country.

  45. Thank You Judy, I will stop back soon 🙂

  46. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “LIKE” of my post.

  47. Lovely! It makes me feel somehow nostalgic. How about using the word “nostalgia” in its name?

  48. Thank You Sofia, this piece has already been named but thanks for your input 🙂


  50. My first thought was Route 66 also. It has become a forgotten icon and may not be around much longer.

  51. Lots of great suggestions… you probably don’t need any more, but there was something bittersweet… “Glory Days”….???

  52. Wow, I have already named the painting and sold it. But I will say that would have been the perfect name for it,,,I am going to write this down for my next vintage style piece Thank You

  53. Congratulations on the sale- it was a lovely, evocative piece.

  54. Thanks for liking my recent blog post! Enjoyed reading yours! Cheers!!

  55. Looks good bud! Talent there for sure!

  56. Thank You Dave ,:-)

  57. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work looks great! A warm congratulations 🙂

  58. Very nice work, love the detail. Wanted to thank you for visiting my blog as well. Have a great day!

  59. Thank you Kitt Dave

  60. Nice! How about “Martian Chronicles Revisited.” for a name? Kind of retro sci-fi.

  61. Thank You Brian

  62. Hi there – nice of you to share your art in creation with the community! Thanks for reading and liking my blog – hope to see you again!

  63. Cat Smiley

     /  March 14, 2013

    Hello, Thanks for visit my blog and for liking. Also yours. Thanks, Cat Smiley

  64. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing

     /  March 14, 2013

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

  65. hi Mark

    thanks for liking my recent post, being an ex painter i was very curious about your work. you have a very fluid style, i like it very much and had a similar style when i painted. i especially enjoyed this painting, it pryed a few memories….. my dad owned a Texaco station on Long Island in the ’60’s, i always loved that iconic red star. in fact i have a great fondness for many of the gas company logos and signage from that wonderful era, especially the flying red horse of MobilGas.

    thanks for the memories, i followed you so i’ll keep checking back.

  66. I loved this. My good friend, Michael Wallis, wrote the Bible of Route 66: Route 66 The Mother Road. We hope to develop a video project soon. Going to show him this. Great work.

  67. Thank You , I am so glad you like it , I will follow you back 🙂

  68. Thank You so much, I am so glad you like it and if you need art for your project keep me in mind and good luck with it 🙂

  69. Sweet…reminds me of trips cross country when I was a kid!

  70. ‘Retrograde Americana’

  71. I love that there’s plenty to see even in its simplicity! Thank you for liking my post Visit to King Estate Winery: Tour, Tasting, and Romance.

  72. Thank You Cari 🙂

  73. Love your art piece here. I appreciate your visit to my blog. When we drove around the U.S. in 2008 I saw the dinosaur on a gas station, and was taken down memory lane. Best to you!

  74. Thank You Lauren, I glad this piece took you back. When we create a piece that takes people back in history, as an artist I have done my job 🙂

  75. thommya

     /  March 19, 2013

    Thanks for the visit and the ‘like’ on my journal. I’m thinking about the Vette and a different time, when a firestone service station meant full service, and if you pulled up in a Vette, maybe while heading to Vegas, your life has become pretty real without all the glitz.

  76. kyrian

     /  March 19, 2013

    Thanks for sharing.

  77. Thank you for checking out my blog.
    Suggested name for the painting “Dreams of old Route 66”

  78. maryles1

     /  March 19, 2013


  79. Road Trip!!! Love it! Thanks for liking my recent blog post! Cheers!

  80. Thank You Maryles 🙂

  81. Love the name Lynn, I have already named it but that would have been a great name Thank You 🙂

  82. Cat Smiley

     /  March 20, 2013

    nice picture. thanks for share & also thanks for visit my blog.

  83. Absolutely love it! “Twilight Recollection”?

    BTW, couldn’t help but notice your byline “Realality”? Did you mean REALITY or is it intentional?

  84. Thank You JMRGRS , and it is a type o 🙂

  85. I love the various red tones…maybe something along those lines?


  86. Thank You Mary 🙂

  87. The raked rendering of the Vette lends the impression of a car in motion despite being stopped, as though it’s ready to drag at the next stop light.

  88. Thank You Sassi 🙂

  89. I like your work Mark. Thanks for taking time to look at my blog.

  90. The Good Ol Days or Gas .39 Cents a Gal

  91. Thank You Rosemary, I have already named this piece but I am collecting the names from this for future paintings

  92. The death of Full Service

  93. Thank You 90 Degrees 🙂

  94. I love this so much! My husband and I are a big fan of road trips and we love coming across all things old and retro. And what a coincidence, you used all my favorite colors. This reminds me of a painting I did of a horse, using these colors as background.

  95. Thank You Mary Ann, I had fun doing this painting, I love to do older scenic paintings like these because life was so much easier back then, 🙂

  96. I looked through all your work and this one is definitely my favorite. I emailed this link to my husband. He’ll love it! Nice to meet you 🙂

  97. Thank You , nice to meet you as well

  98. I looked for a follow button on your site and could not find one

  99. If you go to the main page, the “follow” button is on the top 🙂

  100. Hi Mark. Thanks for liking my poem at I enjoyed checking out your work. Congratulations on your recent award. I am happy to follow you. Please feel free to follow me. I am hoping that starting my blog inspires me to write more poetry. Good luck to you and your family.

  101. Thank You Jewlery, best of luck in poetry and your family as well 🙂

  102. Thanks for calling on my blog. I’d call your picture “Lost America”.

  103. Thank You Oliver , I have already named this piece but that is a awesome name , thanks for sharing 🙂

  104. Appreciate you liking my blog. This is new for me. I like it. I really like your art work. Will be checking back.

  105. Is that a Vette?? What year??


  107. Thank You Movingbeyond

  108. Yes it’s a 55 thru 59 body style 🙂

  109. Thank You Marc Anthony,awesome name

  110. I’d name it either Buz or Todd, in honor of the Rte 66 guys. Or, George or Marty, for the actors. Probably Marty.

  111. Awesome KatKnit 🙂

  112. cool picture.. for some reason all the red makes me think of the title “American Pie” … maybe a little off base but just wanted to share

  113. Yes it does , thats funny because I had mentioned the say name , Thank You Redefine

  114. Very, very cool!! I like it!

  115. kenneturner

     /  March 28, 2013

    A guy after my heart. Love the scene.

  116. Thank You Kenne Turner

  117. This is so neat! It reminds me of the Route 66 TV show. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it. Regards, Sandra

  118. I think I stopped for gas there one time. They had an alligator in the back you could see for fifty cents. It was a dollar to take the gator’s picture.I passed on that and I secretly took the attendant’s picture instead. He looked more intimidating. I later had the photo published. I couldn’t believe it when I got a check from the FBI for ten thousand dollars.The attendant was a known serial killer on their Ten Most Wanted List. What luck. He could have thrown me to the gator.

  119. Red Ride in the Hood

  120. American Pie

  121. lmao Cheryfee, 🙂

  122. this is the second suggestion for American Pie, thats pretty cool Marianne

  123. On the wings of a mustang, was what occurred to me but I’m figuring you have solved that issue a thousand times over by now. New piece! Like the evocative nature of your imagination and rendering. Lots of food for thought!

  124. CanineTrackers

     /  April 1, 2013

    How about “Obscure Convenience Store”. I thought not. Oh, well…I’d better just share this cuz Vinny wants a piece o’ da akshun, whatever that means. 😀

  125. CanineTrackers

     /  April 1, 2013

    Hey, guys- pweaze help Vinny name this (Cuwiosity’s alweady taken.) 😮

  126. Thank You David, this piece has been named but I appreciate your suggestion and yes its food for thought, I do this naming a piece every so often to give the reader interaction with my art and some of the names you guys come up with is really good 🙂

  127. You crack me up Canine 🙂

  128. It’s a great way to go. And, no doubt, yields lots of stimulus. You are a smart artist!

  129. thanks for looking in on my F-15 build……I find it to be quite a compliment, coming from an accomplished artist. I also like your picture……good grasp of vintage Americana.

    thank you very much! 😉

  130. Thank You saymore , awesome job 🙂

  131. Rearview Mirror America (On Route 66, of course!!!)…or possibly America In The Rearview Mirror (on Route 66, of course!!!)….Thank you for liking some of my work/fun Mark…continued joy and conscientiousness with your work. Joseph Rye

  132. Thank You Joseph Rye,

  133. I’ve always wanted a red car .. I’d call it just “Red”.

  134. Thank You Francoise

  135. This has a Steinbeckian feel to it. It looks like the kind of place the Joads would have cruised past

  136. Yes, great catch “the grapes of wrath” Thank You for your feed back Lynda

  137. Who doesn’t love Corvettes and what epitomizes the perfect driving experience more than a Corvette on Route 66? Fill Her Up.

  138. I love the name, I have already named this piece but I am keeping that for future painting,,,,,Thank You Mitch 🙂

  139. This is fun . To me route 66 is so old. Its almost folklore . If i had your talents. In another universe i named it “the dying of a ghost”

  140. Thank You Vascoaztec, good name for it 🙂

  141. VictoriaJoDean

     /  April 9, 2013

    There’s something ghostly about all of it, isn’t there? The ghost of the past, the ghostly feel of the red sky, the ghost like aloneness of a stranded car at a stranded old filing station. Eeerie. Love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

  142. I like your work – I had the name idea as Filling Up on Red – but since you have a name – never mind! Thank you for liking the Newbie Writers Guide, I hope we provide good information and inspiration for both your writing and your painting!

  143. Thank you Victoria 🙂

  144. Thank You Catharine

  145. Stephanie Hutton

     /  April 11, 2013

    Love your work, beautiful. I like the name “Fading Memories” as well. Just sounds really soothing and comforting.

  146. Thank You very much Stephanie, that would have made a great name 🙂

  147. Fill ‘er Up

  148. I see you already named it. sorry.

  149. Thank You, That is a great thought 🙂

  150. Yeah, but I am keeping a note book with all the suggestions for later pieces 🙂

  151. Absolutely beautiful….love your work…you awesome…and thanks for popping in….will definately be visiting your sites…love it…keep well

  152. Beautiful Painting Mark 🙂
    Also wanted to thank you for your LIKE of one of my post’s on
    Life is Good !

  153. Thank You Rageemah 🙂

  154. love it! maybe “along the road”

  155. awesome , Thank You Mathilde 🙂

  156. I think of Glory Days..Just a thought

  157. This is a lovely piece. I like it (and your artwork, in general) a lot!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my recent post. I am happy you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your visit to my site.

  158. Thank You Pishnguyen

  159. How about ‘Red Car and Red Pump’. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking ‘I agree with Stephen King…’ Sandra

  160. Thank You Sandra, best wishes 🙂

  161. We appreciate your compliments.

  162. Thanks for the like and hope all is going well with you! Queen Of Hearts

  163. kenneturner

     /  May 12, 2013

    Nice, real nice!

  164. Thank You Kenne Turner

  165. I love it! How about Back to the Future, an homage to the scene in the movie where 3 guys come running out to service the car?

  166. By the way, is this a painting or a sculpture, and if it’s the latter, can you describe what it’s made of, size, materials, etc?

  167. Thank You Marcys 🙂

  168. Marcys Thank You, This is a painting on canvas 12 x 18 , I used heavy base acrylics

  169. Bond 🙂

  170. It reminds me of a stretch of Route 66 between California and Arizona. We use to travel there to visit my grandparents. “Last Chance – gas” seemed to jump out at me.

  171. thats so awesome , Thank You Leamuse

  172. Prince had a song called “Little Red Corvette.” Maybe a line from the song? I found that on
    where they list 100 best car songs. Could be a fruitful reference. Thanks for liking my post. 🙂

  173. How about naming it
    “Twenty-five Cents a Gallon”.

  174. Thats awesome , Thank You Dan

  175. American legend – for the title.

  176. Thanks for the likes and have a blessed day!

  177. Thank You gpcox ,,,, awesome name

  178. Friday Night, Las Vegas

  179. Thank You Subodia , great name

  180. Love this! My hubby and father-in-law are into muscle cars. My vote would be for “Small Town Pit Stop”

  181. Thank You thenusingmaven , thats awesome

  182. How about ‘Last Stop’, ‘Sunset pumps’, ‘Lonely pumps’ or ‘Sundown station’. Any wya thanks for the like and keep on painting!

  183. Thank You Littlebigcity , great names

  184. hexwines

     /  June 10, 2013

    dying breed

  185. awesome Hexwines, Thank You

  186. I appreciate you liking my post.
    My title suggestion is “Old Dusty Stars.”

  187. Good one Thanks softblackwater

  188. Thanks for liking my posts! Have a blessed day!

  189. Thank you for following my blog. Your artwork is really inspiring! Keep up the good work!

  190. Bee

     /  June 19, 2013

    Love it we get painting like that here I love especially the painting we get with the old holden ute around the out back stations from a time gone bye.

  191. Thank You Bee , you have a great day

  192. Better Days (because Gone With The Wind was taken!)

  193. That’s Awesome Bree ,,,, Thank You 🙂

  194. This brings back memories and I feel like way back, I was a part of this scene. Maybe I’m standing off to the right, or visiting the rest room.
    A title, hmmm. There other suggestions I like better, but here’s mine – ‘Out with the old’. A title like that makes the viewer want to scream Nooooo.

  195. Thanks for stopping by my postings. Your picture is very evocative of days long past; the nostalgia is palpable, and the presence of so much atmosphere makes the viewer want to linger a little longer.

  196. awesome skinny, Thank You 🙂

  197. Thank You Maureen, So thankful you enjoyed it 🙂

  198. nicoleveron

     /  July 7, 2013

    Just wanted to say that this artwork is impressive!!

  199. Thank You so very much Nicole 🙂

  200. Well if u want to be accurate you would need a hexagram…a swastika……and perhaps something like handcuffs hangiing off the gastank…. but that would muck up your amazing artwork. very well done and Ill tell u HOW its good since most people just like to say Oh Nice yes I love it. What is good about it is you have a skill with creating the necessary warmth or LIFE that exists between objects. the shading is well done as is the beleievability of the looks like a real scene

  201. Thank You very much dawnatilla, I do appreciate you and your words of encouragement ,,,, you have a great day 🙂

  202. I really like your scenery pieces. It seems like there is movement in them even though it is still life.

  203. Thank You so very much crafty, I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  204. “Pegasus on the Plains” fits your scene, I think.

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