1958 C1 Corvette and a Sheltie

Light Painting a 1958 C1 Corvette and a Sheltie

Photo of a 1958 C1 Corvette in the driveway of a beautiful home before light painting them.

The set-up shot, before light painting everything.

What do you get when you light paint a 1958 C1 Corvette and a Sheltie? Well, you get a most unusual pet portrait, but a really, really cool one!

We’d like you to meet “Rebel”, an adorable Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie. “Rebel” became a part of one of my recent light paintings, because the ’58 C1 Corvette that I was light painting, is nicknamed after this cute little wow-wow!

A "behind-the-scenes" photo of a cute Sheltie posed on a 1958 C1 Corvette.

My “assistants”, Jean and Dale, getting Rebel to pose on Rebel.

So rather than only having a light painted photograph of an awesome classic car, we have a pet light painting too! Let’s not forget Jean’s beautiful home that’s also light painted “as the background”.


This is the second time that I’ve light painted this beautiful automobile. Jean graciously allowed Joannie and me to “play” with Rebel several weeks ago. I had a hand in helping Jean get this car a home here in Minnesota. I discovered this stunning resto-mod Corvette last winter at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A light painting a 1958 C1 Corvette in total darkness.

“Rebel 2”, light painted in total darkness.

Long story short, I sent her some photos of Corvettes at the auction, and this one caught her eye. A few days later, she won the car at the auction! There’s a lot more to the story, but you get the idea. This car has an extra special place in my heart.


A little background on “Rebel”, the Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie. A Sheltie is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. This hard-working small dog is intelligent, vocal, excitable, and willing to please. They are incredibly loyal to their owners to the point where they are often referred to as “shadows” due to their attachment to family. This breed was formally recognized by The Kennel Club (UK) in 1909.

A stunning light painting of a 1958 C1 Corvette and a cute Sheltie dog.

“Rebel” sitting on “Rebel”!

The (Short) Movie

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pretty images and the backstory about this beautiful light painting of a 1958 C1 Corvette and a Sheltie, both named “Rebel”. It was so fun to create this image for Jean and I once again learned some new techniques to add to my light painting tool arsenal.

As always, I’ve got a short “build” video with the images I used to create this wonderful pet/car/home light painting. Please enjoy the short one-minute video and thank you for reading our post. – M&J

“1958 C1 Corvette and a Sheltie” – © 2020 Michael Anderson Photography.

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