I actually started this painting late last week. I saw a photo from a car ad from 1917, a car as it turns out never made it into production, Homer-Laughlin. The photo was black and white of course but that's probably why I noticed the striking composition it made. The photo was of the whole front of the car but I thought a crop might make it even more dynamic. The car was a light color in the photo, probably white, I decided to use yellow and give the painting an abstract violet background to make the yellow pop.