Sunday, June 2, 2013

Subaru ad "Nature Painting"



(Video link) Subaru created this fun one-minute spot of a young husband who receives a plein air easel as a birthday gift from his loyal wife....and the calamities that ensue.

19 comments:

Rich said...

Wow! The number of paintings that have amassed on the wall: He really made some use of his birthday present (which is not always the case).-;

Sara Trujillo said...

I miss a donkey messing around ;-)

Simone said...

Next car is for sure gonna be a Subaru......

Nanina dOnofrio said...

Adorable! That put a smile on my otherwise grumpy face...where is my Sunday paper!!!

Tom Hart said...

Thanks! I might never have seen this. The funny - and nice - thing is, that last line, "It takes him places he's always wanted to go" really applies more to the easel than to the car (with props to Subaru).

Steve said...

Hey! That's my car! Same color and everything. Well, almost everything. I swapped out the factory roof rack for a Yakima system to carry two canoes. This is my third Subaru since 1987. The type of four wheel drive they have makes a winter trip to Michigan's upper peninsula or Canada less intimidating. Thanks for posting this; like Tom I probably wouldn't have seen it otherwise (not a TV watcher...)

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Yep . . . literally LOL! Thanks for sharing this one!

Katharine Engh said...

This is too funny. Love his face when he sees the easel!

Dave Casey said...

I can't believe she didn't realize she had hung that painting upside down. Sheesh! :)

Karen Robinson said...

This is so sweet and I want one of those easels MOST desperately!

Janet Oliver said...

What Tom Hart said!

Nathan Fowkes said...

Funny, I like how it turned out too.

Believe it or not the art director called me for this job. He said they needed a landscape painter to do paintings that would appear in a Subaru commercial about a guy who used his Subaru to travel to remote locations to sketch. As often happens in TV they pulled out at the last minute saying they were changing the tone of the artwork they wanted to use.

I'm so glad my work was deemed inappropriate for it :)

B Boylan said...

This is the best post of the week! A definite "share" indeed.

Karen Thumm said...

I love this commercial! As a longtime Subaru owner AND and an artist, this one really hits home for me.

And, I can attest to the truth of this commercial, living in northern Michigan where there are lots of scenic places to paint that may be hard to get to otherwise.

Betty said...

I loved this commercial! It made me miss my frenchie though. After 10 years the legs had broken off twice (cats) and I retired it. My new one is metal and needs some personality.

Bill Marshall said...

I love my "mute" and "previous channel" buttons on my remote. They protect me from listening to the horrendous health problems, and the corresponding drugs that are supposed to help, commercials.
When I saw this one the other day, my first thought was; my, my how plein air painting has grown in popularity to the point that one could expect to sell cars with it as a theme.
Baby-boomer painters are 'everywhere'.

Bill (long time Subaru owner, and painter)

Cojo said...

I had a slightly different take on it. http://artiholics.com/2013/06/01/a-car-commercial-that-humors-your-shitty-art-dreams/

GP49 said...

That commercial was cute the first time. It was less cute the second time. Third time, banal. After that, annoying.

Subaru commercials have been increasingly insipid, lately.

Emma Cay said...

Thanks for sharing. I would really love to learn more about commercial painting. I need some help painting my house.