A few years ago, Richard wrote about an artist named Scott Wade who makes incredible designs on dirty car windows. It’s truly an insane talent to be able to do what this guy does, and when I look at his work, it kind of makes me sad to know that it’s all very temporary since it will wash away when it rains. I’d like to show you some more of Scott Wade’s dirty car window designs today. Here in the South, we don’t just get dirt on our windows; instead, we get yellow pollen mixed with dirt on them. I wonder if he’s ever made a picture out of that mess.
When you watch the video below and see his process for doing this, you’ll find that it’s really fascinating. It’s not quite as natural as you might think, which I suppose could be expected since these drawings are truly extraordinary. He first cleans the window thoroughly and covers it with a thin layer of oil. Then he uses a hair dryer to evenly blow fake dirt on the window. He then has a fresh dirt palette, and he goes to work on drawing.
It takes him between forty minutes and four hours to do one of these paintings. I wonder if it’s ever started raining while he’s been in the middle of one. Maybe if he thinks it will rain, he does this inside a garage or under a carport. The only thing I’ve ever done with the dirt on my rear car window is write “wash me” on it with my fingers. This is such interesting and unusual art! You can learn more about Scott at Dirty Car Art.