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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Funnily enough, I like both your painting and the original photo. I too love old cars. Maybe one of these days I should attempt to paint one myself!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This is truly reflective of moonlight and is a great background for this beautiful old car. Love it!

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - I didn't want to be accused of totally copying the original photograph - and I really didn't like the yellow trailer like building in the background - thus the different scene.
You should attempt to paint one yourself.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - I am so thankful you like it and thank you for taking the time to comment...I hope everything is okay with you. I personally hang in there day by day - I know you can relate.