Light Painting a Pair of Corvettes

Light Painting a Pair of Corvettes

We’re very pleased to share another one of our cool light paintings. This time, Joannie and I light painted a pair of Corvettes! A beautiful ’57 C1 Corvette, and its younger sibling, a champagne-colored ’58 C1 Corvette! You might recognize the ’57, nicknamed “Chaos 2” from the light painting below. I had the opportunity to light paint “Chaos 2” last fall at Jean’s beautiful backyard pond & waterfall.

A beautiful light painted photograph of a mint condition 1957 C1 Corvette with it's owner.

Jean, and her beautiful mint condition 1957 C1 Corvette.

The ’57

The ’57 C1 Corvette is one of only 6,339 that Chevrolet built that model year. A total of 2,794 of them featured the two-tone paint scheme to highlight the bodyside coves like Jean’s Corvette has. Of those, only 319 were painted with this pretty color combination of Cascade Green and Beige.

A light painting a 1957 C1 Corvette in a matching she shed.

“Chaos 2” in its beautiful matching she shed.

The ’58

In an era of chrome and four headlamps, the ’58 Corvette adapted to the look of the day. The 1958 Corvette had exposed four-headlamp treatment and prominent grilles, but a faux-louvered hood and chrome trunk spears were unique to 1958. In 1958, the interior and instruments were updated, including placing a tachometer directly in front of the driver.

A light painting a 1958 C1 Corvette in total darkness.

“Rebel 2”, light painted in total darkness.

Chevrolet built a total of 9168 C1 Corvettes in 1958. It marked the first time that seat belts were factory-installed rather than being dealer-installed as on previous models.

Light Painting in a She Shed

The set-up image before light painting a pair of Corvettes in a She Shed.

Chaos 2 and Rebel 2 in their matching She Shed prior to light painting.

Jean had her garage totally remodeled to match Chaos 2 last year. As you can see, it’s beautifully done to match the car. The light painting that we created last fall is displayed prominently right by Chaos 2. My “Corvette In Law”, Rebel 2, is a perfect match in Jean’s She Shed as well.

After helping Jean acquire Rebel 2 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona last winter, I knew that I wanted to light paint the cars in her wonderful garage at some point. Well, I got my wish!

A stunning light painting a pair of Corvettes in total darkness.

Chaos 2 and Rebel 2 light painted in total darkness.

I’ve already shared the stories behind each of the Corvettes individual light paintings (click on “The ’57” & “The ’58” links above), and so, of course, this blog post showcases the stunning light painting of both Corvettes light painted together. I really enjoyed creating this light painting project with Joannie and Jean, and we hope that you love the final images.

Light painting a pair of Corvettes, a 1957 and a 1958, in a matching She Shed.

Chaos 2 and Rebel 2 in their new home.

Below, I’ve got a link to a short video on our YouTube Channel with the images used and the final build. It’s only about a minute long, but it is pretty fun to watch the whole project come together so quickly. Thank you for reading our post and have a great one! – M&J

“Light Painting a Pair of Corvettes” – © 2020 Michael Anderson Photography.

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