Friday, December 05, 2008

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.174

Welcome back.

This week we'll be continuing with the painting of the grille of a 1949 Packard automobile.

The photo that I'm using is seen in the photo directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylics on an 8x10 canvas.

Seen in a vintage illustration directly below is the entire vehicle showing the grille in context.

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

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

More incremental changes this week. I've continued to concentrate my efforts below the central grill. I've now revised the edge of the top wide horizontal with more deep gray. It provides the contrast seen in the original photo. The formerly plain shadowed areas below now have their fuzzy details.

Moving to the chrome horizontal below the topmost one, there is now a long linear blue detail set off by white. The edge has received its darker details.

Finally, I've played a bit with the reflection on the bumper guard. It still needs a great deal of work.

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

To assist myself, I've obtained a section of the topmost horizontal. It is the piece next to the central grille, but would be from the unseen driver side. No, I didn't raid the car in the photo. ;-) I was surprised to see that the edge is actually quite rounded. A photo of the section is seen in the photo below.

That's about it for now. Next week I'll have more progress to show you. See you then. As always, feel free to add photos of your own work in the comments section below.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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