18" x 24" x 1.5" acrylic on canvas
Painting realism is about painting what you see and pushing the value shifts. I once read that you should never have a painted area bigger then a square inch of any one color, this is something I always keep in the back of my mind while painting.
Painting realistic chrome has many challenges, with it's reflective qualities it picks up everything that surrounds it, making it easy to lose track of what you are painting.
Painting tip: Use a wet palette. For this painting using paynes gray & white I mixed up a value range of 5 values, which I stored on my wet palette.