Route 66 by Ken Zylla - Perhaps the most well known road in the world. Route 66 will take you 2448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Now you can paint this wonderful painting with our amazing paint by numbers kit from our Landscapes.
Each Masterpiece By Numbers kit is produced with care and attention to produce a painting as close to the original artwork as possible.
The peace and serenity of painting is time well spent in our hectic world. The joy of painting this expertly detailed canvas will only be matched by the beautiful painting you will create.
Includes Everything You Need To Complete Your Painting:
- High quality linen canvas - you can start painting straight from the box.
- Set of paintbrushes - custom made for our paint by numbers kits.
- Individual paint pots - for every color in the painting so you don't need to mix any colors.
Canvas Size: 16 x 20 inches
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© Ken Zylla. Courtesy Of MHS Licensing
I painted this as a gift for my brother who served in the marines. Look at the picture closely and you will see that I made a some what respectable version of a 1957 Chevy which he has. I also changed all the signs on the right to reflect him being in the marines. The last sign is actually a purple heart which I used a magnifying glass to paint. These are quality linens and paints.
My PBN version of Route 66 by Ken Zylla does not look like the “kit” version. The “kit” version does not look like what is advertised and what is advertised does not look like the painting by Mr. Zylla. There are four factors, not in order of importance. One is that the PBN is not a simple crop of the original but is also squeezed horizontally. Thus, the car and people look ”thin”, and the crop misses the first Burma Shave sign. Second is that some color interpretations are off (e.g., I adjusted Shell Oil display). Third is that shape interpretations are off (e.g., I fixed the alley where the ice machine is to look more like the original. The fourth is that I worked to have the painting look closer to the original, in general. It never can be exactly the same, of course. For example, many of the words in the signs were not legible or had too many colors compared to the original. I modified most (e.g., Last Chance, Coca Cola, Shell, Eats signs). I added “Hot Dogs” to one sign for fun and text to the trailer. For a more personal touch, I added my initials and lucky number to the license plate on the car. I researched the Burma Shave signs. They are from 1949 and I tried to make them legible. My advice is to get a copy of the original artwork and use that as a guide. We have experimented with various PBN companies and find MPN the best. They excel at detail, but have challenges as noted, hence the 4/5. On the other hand, addressing these challenges allows one to be creative and “own” the painting. Next up is Mr. Zylla’s “At the Movies.”
My husband is a retired trucker and he has travelled Route 66 many times. I gave this to him for his man cave and he loved it!! This painting is true to color, detailed, yet fun to do!