Cherry tree and Mercedes
Special thanks to my brother-in-law Doug for allowing me to practice on his little convertible (And for supplying a pretty nice cherry tree). Lesson learned from this venture … If you’re going to paint with light, make sure you have ample space around the subject to work. The car looked nice snuggled under the tree branches, but when it came time to paint the hood, I realized that I couldn’t get the distance needed for the effect I wanted. Plus, my light bounced off of the shiny surface and lit the cherry blossoms, which in turn were reflected back onto the hood. A polarizer took care of most of the reflections and I did the best I could with lighting in a cramped space. Lesson learned … I hope.