Monday, October 23, 2006

Triptych Painting - Garlic and Green Onions

(Triptych) is a painting done on three panels.

I increased the space between the garlic to help compose the individual panels.

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Garlic and Green Onions
Triptych (3) 5"x7"
oil on canvas panels

This painting was three times the fun to do. One thing to keep in your mind when planning to do a triptych is the composition must not only work as one painting, but each panel must stand on its own. Also having some part of the composition cross into the space of all three panels helps unify the paintings.

The classic Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil would be a great Triptych theme. Add the garlic and you have smell no evil.

4 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Very nice Peter. They all look good individually but, they look best together...I'd hate to see them split up.

Luis Colan said...

Hi Peter, I think this is great. You seem to be growing as a painter a lot faster than most. This is the first time any of the daily paiters have done a triptych, and you did it with flying colors. This is my favorite so far, there's so much air in it! Good job!

lhenderson said...

what a fun challange...I may have to try that once my painting skills ever return. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Peter,
This one is such a great idea...compositionally the three pieces are perfect alone and together. I'd say you supremely accomplished what you intended.
I admire your work and love the "in progress" examples.