Sunday, March 10, 2013
Moonlight Becomes You
My daughter posted a picture of an old car covered by snow on my Facebook page and suggested that I might like to paint it because of my love affair with vintage trucks and cars. (at right)
Although I liked the car, I knew nothing about the photograph so I wanted to change it so that plagiarism wasn't in question. I didn't particularly like the house behind it and really didn't think it looked real - and, of course, I didn't want to directly copy it. I knew nothing about it, so I changed the orientation, changed the color scheme, and the background - hopefully creating an original painting - not a copy of a photograph. I suggested that the light source might be moonlight, not artificial light as is in the photo.
The painting is 11" x 14", totally transparent watercolor, and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.