Friday, December 12, 2008

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.175

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.



I've now completed the entire lower grille, moving down the horizontal bars to the bottom. (Well, the lower grille is complete except for the house reflection on the bumper guard, the vertical chrome piece in the lower left.) Blue dominates but there are blacks, greys and whites. I've left the highlights as simple shapes rather than attempting to duplicate the starbursts of the photo. The bumper guard now has its reflection of the upper grille.



I've also done work on the headlight, now closer to its final appearance. I will continue

to refine it for next week's installment. Hopefully, I will begin work on the green body color and its interesting reflections.



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