Tuesday, October 17, 2006

daily painting practice - painting gourds

north light, gourds and burnt umber. All you need to capture an Autumn day.
Here is a good close up of the progress so far. Being a gourd farmer must be like being an abstract artist. It doesn't matter what it looks like, you can't tell good ones from bad ones. How does an abstract artist know if they are getting better? I can enjoy gourds and abstract art for the design, texture or color, but don't ask me to listen to a critique.
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Autumn Light
5"x7" oil on canvas board

I love the light and color of autumn. I really enjoyed painting this autumn theme piece. The gourd is such an individual fruit. Other than displaying them and making bird houses out of the larger ones: Does anyone know if you actually can eat gourds? If not the Ebay police might get me for illegally placing them in the food category.

3 comments:

bdelpesco said...

I love the simplicity of the composition, and the richness of texture in this one. Great little painting!

Vivienne St Clair said...

Peter, you go from strengh to strength, it is a joy to watch.

David said...

Like these a lot, also, Peter.