The Legendary GENE WINFIELD, one of the Industries premiere customizers & painters, created the blended/fadeaway style of automotive painting in the late 1950's.
It's a style that has been copied by many since Gene first applied it and, though at one time it may have been considered a "fad", its beauty and impact of eye-poping colors have stood the test of time...and are just as "current" today as they were over 50 years ago ! JK
(Top of Page: That was Gene's personal '61 Cadillac "Maybelline"; Above: "The Jade Idol"; LeRoy Goulart's '50 Ford; John D'Agostino's '67 Lincoln Continental "Golden Sunset"...all painted by Gene )
[NOTE: All photos on this page courtesy of their original owners/copyright holders.]
Gene's Book: "The Legendary Custom Cars & Hot Rods Of Gene Winfield" by David Grant, with a Forward by Spence Murray. It's a GREAT book and you can read my Review on the "HOT OFF THE PRESS" Section here on the HOF Legends Series ! Also, check-it out at the MOTORBOOKS WebSite: www.motorbooks.com
(BTW...Please mention that you read about it here on the Hall Of Fame Legends Series WebSite.)