Friday, February 01, 2013

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.390

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting an entirely new painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below.

The photo depicts a section of a 1949 Packard, a subject that I have covered once previously. That painting from several years ago concentrated on the central grille. This painting will pull back a bit and encompass the entire front end. That earlier piece was done on a conventional 8x10 canvas. That proved to be a mistake as a there really was no suitable frame. A poorly matched oak frame likely kept it out of a juried art show into which it had been submitted. Frankly, even I recognized that it just looked terrible. I'm avoiding that mistake this time. This will be on a large (for me) 20x20 gallery-wrapped canvas. No frame needed. This canvas will stand on its own. I'm hoping that this will be accepted for one of the summer's juried art shows.

I had some trouble getting the preliminary lines on this large canvas. It was much larger than the canvases I usually use, typically an 8x8. Locating elements become a problem. Finally, I had the idea of adding a graph over the photo. I made a similar graph on the canvas. With these lines in place, I was able to accurately place the elements of the Packard. My efforts are seen below. Note the graph lines in pencil. Next week I will start filling things in.

The current 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.



Blogger Larry Kollar said...

I can imagine it would be a shift, going to a canvas over four times larger than your usual! This one ought to be fun.

Hey, I wonder if the GA Racing Hall of Fame would be interested in showing/buying your car-related paintings. They're local to me. I could ask.

12:30 PM  
Blogger boran2 said...

Yeah, this will be a challenge. I'll have to paint 4 times as much just took make things noticeable. ;-)

That would be great, Larry! I really appreciate anything you can do.

8:19 PM  

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