29 October 2009

1960 Chrysler Desoto en Plastique

20" x 26", watercolour on Yupo, 2009, private collection

This painting is also in my current show at The Pilot Tavern in Yorkville (see this post for venue details), which will be up through Christmas.

I though I'd try something a little bit different with this one, so I painted the background dramatically as though the sun was setting and made much of the dark areas in the car a sort of purple to complement the surrounding colours. I didn't work in much of the "sunset" colours into the car for some reason and this strangely keeps the car separate from, rather than incorporating it into, the background.

Maybe I was thinking of the backgrounds of the 1960s Spider-Man animated series when painting this.

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