Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CLONES - 2 (My Age, But in Better Shape)

I don’t have a digital photo of this one, so I’ve attempted to scan it. This one was a ’49 Ford that I found parked in downtown Aurora, IN. It’s a bit hard to see, but my photo is at the top and my painting at the bottom.
The funny thing about this one is that some time later I found a virtually identical painting in one of the art magazines! It was painted in oil, but the truck model and color and the angle at which the photo was taken, and even the background were almost identical!
Here are photos of the other truck from the art magazine. As you can see, it looks like that artist (from Pennsylvania) took his photo standing at the exact angle from that truck as I stood when taking my photo in Aurora, IN.
When I showed the magazine article to my husband he said “When did you get your painting into a magazine?”
Then, I was checking out some blogs a while back and came across artist Terry Miura who had painted an old truck - once again it looks so similar - different color but same view as the others. ( - his posting from January 14, 2009).
There's just something about old trucks!
My Age but in Better Shape! ('49 Ford), watercolor.


Kelvin said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my

first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I

will keep visiting this blog very often.


RHCarpenter said...

Deb, I think there were 3 painters in a challenge who were painting this same truck in yellows and golds and rusted reds. I guess when you have something cool, everyone wants to paint it :) 1949? I thought you were my age. You're holding up pretty well for an antique (which is also what I am! ha ha)

debwardart said...

Thanks for the comments!
Yeah, Rhonda, be sure to remind me of my advancing age, I really appreciate it!! :-(

p.s. My word verification is MILKING - how pertinent for us here in the country with COWS!!!

RHCarpenter said...

Sorry, Deb. I meant it as a compliment but maybe trying to be too funny?