Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on an 8×10 gallery-wrapped canvas.

The photo shows a 1954 Hudson.  This is the last of the great stepdown Hudsons, the cars that took the company to 4 consecutive NASCAR wins in the earlier 50s.  And this was accomplished by cars running 6 cylinder engines against V8 competition.  But I digress, as they say.  This particular example is obviously a ruin and was in the process of being parted out.  Yet the photo has an appealing quality, even with the car meeting its ultimate fate.  I hope that I can do this scene justice.

I’ve actually painted Hudsons a number of times, with varying degrees of success.  Hopefully this one will come out well.

I began with a pencil grid.  Upon this grid, I sketched out the lines of the car.  Next week, some actual paint.

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.