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June 17, 2012
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Jun 16, 2012, 1:46:01 PM
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Checkmate- A Painting by itva Checkmate- A Painting by itva
"Checkmate" -32 inch by 50 inch Airbrushed on stretched canvas. I wanted to push my painting skill in the area of automotive work. I also am starting to play with the idea of having close ups of vehicles with a combimantion of focused and unfocused area to achieve an almost abstract quality about the piece until people realize what it is. In this case, it a grill and headlights from a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.

I want to thank a good friend for allowing me to paint from his photo for this piece- Finhead4ever- [link] . The original photo is here- [link]

Comments, Critiques, and Questions always welcome. Thanks for viewing- Mike
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AirCulture77 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wooooohooooaw!!! Awesome and skillfully artwork with hours and hours of painting!!! Great work with so many detaikls and .... and ... Iīm speechless!!! 
Great one!!!
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itva Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, finally sold this this summer! Best home I could have hoped for, a classic car dealership with a checkerboard floor in the showroom where it hangs!!! lol
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AirCulture77 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thatīs the best home!!! Great and thanx for sharing this great one!!
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opelier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Brilliant
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itva Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
How the heck is this a painting? o.o
I'm starring at it for ages now and it still looks like a photo to me! Amazing work! :D
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itva Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It just is... :) lol. I pay attention to the little things :D Thank you
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I see :D You're welcome!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It's gorgeous!
So many intricate value changes here to capture the look and feel of the chrome!
And some nice gradations, too.
Beautiful and precise!
It's a great piece of automotive art! :clap:
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itva Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) Believe it or not, it was denied entry into the first show I tried to enter it into, guess it wasn't the judges cup o' tea- lol
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