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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.

Originally posted to ArtKos-Kossack Artists on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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