Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.397
This week I will be continuing with the painting of the 1949 Packard. I'm using my usual acrylic paints on a large 20x20 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. The photo that I am using is seen directly below.
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.
There are lots of changes this week. First of all, I've finally addressed something that was bothering me for some time. The bend of the hood down to the grille was far too straight. I've changed it into a gentle curve more like that of the photo. Next, I began my trek downward toward the roadway. I've completed the leading edges of the 3 horizontal grille bars. Note the small shadow behind the bumper guard. Below the lowest grille bar, I've added a line of black paint. I will likely need to widen that line to show heavy shadow behind the bumper. Out front, the righthand bumper guard has received the crazy mass of lines and shadow simulating the reflection of surrounding elements. This took quite some time to paint and it's still not quite right. Finally, the bumper itself has received some paint on its right side. It will need much more work.
Looking at the progress so far, I see that the bumper guard will need straightening. Also in need is the far headlight which will need to be lifted and resized.
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.