Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

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:

Kathy's Watercolors said...

I really like what you did with this subject Barb, it sure turned out good!

RH Carpenter said...

You made some great changes and I love the moonlit view and that gorgeous snow!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Kathy!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda! I appreciate your support.