Friday, October 27, 2006

daily painting practice- cowboys- work in progress

I have always admired Tromp L'Oeil painters. I thought I would try one for fun.
I started by masking off the drawing with masking tape too keep the pages clean and the edges crisp.
I'm putting in some viridian green shadows and grain. Hopefully it will show through the background just enough.

I painted on the background with the largest brush I could find. A 4" house painting brush. I also made the color more intense and warmer than the final version will be. I intend to glaze over the background later. The taped mask worked great.
I'd say I am about 30% complete. This is where the fun begins.
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Detail - Lucky Cowboy
Work in Progress
oil on masonite

Trompe L'Oeil is a rather unique style of painting and very few can pull it off. (Anthony Waichulis) is one of my current favorites and a master at this art form. I haven't got a clue what I am doing here. But it is a fun painting and will be interesting to see if I can get close to the visual game of Trompe L'Oeil.


Louis Boileau said...

Great start Peter. You go boy!!

amber said...

Hi Peter nice to meet you, great work

David said...

Looking great so far!

June Parrish Cookson said...

This is beautiful and interesting work Peter. I like your ability to challenge yourself with new subject manners. In addition, thanks so much for your wonderful comment the other day.

J Matt Miller said...

Wow, amazing Peter! Didn't you nearly go blind painting sheet music? Really great!