Friday, March 28, 2014

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.450

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the 1954 Hudson ruin. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8x10 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.

There are many changes this week. Most notable is the rust now seen flourishing around the body of the car. I was careful to follow the pattern seen in the original photo and not go overboard. It actually took a bit of doing to mix the right color but worked out well. Next up are the side windows, now lighter in color. Also along the side, door handles make their first appearance. Below, the chrome spear now graces the side of the body.

And then there is the ground beneath the car. I actually had a bit of a crisis about this. Since it was last seen, the ground has gone through several versons/generations. None was very good. I almost abandoned the painting. While not particularly happy with the current version, it is by far the best of them. I will leave it, a least for now. It is simple with only traces of highlighted underbrush. It serves as a good foil for the much lighter-in-color car. I'd like to know your opinion on this. I've also started on the growth to the far rear.

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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