Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Boeing C-97 in my extended detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using the photo seen directly below.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting.

I proceeded to paint the body of the plane. At the top, note that the windows have received some gray or black paint. I will refine these (including the shape) in future installments. Below, the fueselage has received gray paint. Most of this will lighten a bit except for areas near the very bottom. The wing has received similar treatment. The landing gear and piston propeller engine have received some dark paint. There is no doubt that this one is going to test all the techniques that I have learned over the years.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.492

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the Boeing C-97 in my extended detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using the photo seen directly below.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting.

I proceeded to paint in the various major elements. The sky is a pale blue, the ground a pale green. Gray body color and black(ish) details appear on the fueselage. Darker blue fills in the shadowed areas. I finally had the opportunity to add some paint to the windows that drove me to paint this piece. There is much more to come.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, January 09, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.491

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting in my continuing detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 10 by 10 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. I will be using the photo seen directly below. It depicts the military version of the plane that I finished last week. This one is called the Boeing Stratofreighter. I saw this photo and just wanted to paint those windows. Note that these same windows actually appeared on last weeks Stratocruiser but were not visible in the photo I was using.

I began with my now customary grid, laying the same lines on both the original photo and my canvas. Having done so, I then sketched in the plane on my canvas using the lines as visual reference points. I then painted the outline in blue paint.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.490

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the vintage Boeing Stratocruiser, my continuing detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 5 by 7 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting

I have continued to add the last few details to the stratocruiser. The undercarriage is now complete. The foreground and sky have also been completed. It is only the shadow and horizon that seems to separate the two. To the rear, the distant airplane has been painted with only minimal details. Finally, the foreground fence has been completed.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have a new painting to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.489

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the vintage Boeing Stratocruiser, my continuing detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire Victorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 5 by 7 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting

I have adjusted the contrast of the various elements of the airplane. I was unhappy with the contrast of the underside of the wing in the prior version. In revising it, I went over every element. While I was at it, I reshaped the nose and adjusted the Northwest Airlines corporate livery near the cockpit. I also added another layer of paint to the sky and foreground as well as the background plane. Note the dark paint delineating the foreground fence yet to come.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.488

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the vintage Boeing Stratocruiser, my continuing detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire VIctorian house. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 5 by 7 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting

In fact, I have done a lot of work on the painting. The entire canvas now has at least an initial layer of paint. Note that it's all done in blue. I was hoping to convey a sense of an early misty morning, similar to what seems to be happening in the original photo. I was hoping to do the entire piece in blue. I'll have to see how that works out. Meanwhile, I've spent considerable time on the Stratocruiser itself. The plane now carries (mostly) the same relationship of darker and lighter elements seen in the photo. In fact, the plane is mostly complete except for the undercarriage and a few other details. It's a fun experiment so far.

The current state of the painting is seen directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.487 (Further Detour)

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with my detour from the Cape May 2nd Empire VIctorian house. In my searches through vintage airliners (see last week's installment), I came upon the photo seen directly below. It is a Boeing Stratocruiser, the first double level plane. (Planes had great names in those days.) Note the rather full shape of the plane at a time decades before the first 747 would appear. The lower level actually contained a curved end lounge with seating all around. I'd love to travel on one of these. I was quite taken by this photo and decided to put it into paint, as it were. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 5 by 7 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.

I started with my now usual pencil grid and sketch. I drew the same grid over a copy of the photo and transfered by eye the form of the plane to the canvas. The result is seen directly below. Next week, actual paint.

The current state of the painting is seen directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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