Friday, November 10, 2006

Class Trip in Omaha - Something from the website

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Class Trip in Omaha
16" x 36"
oil on masonite
available on my website

I haven't done this for a while. I had to post a painting from my website because yesterday's daily painting was a .... learning experience. That's a nice way to say my mother wouldn't hang it on her refrigerator if I gave it to her. It was that bad. Not to fret though, I did go out to paint and I did actually learn something from the experience. I learned I need a seat when I paint outside. Squatting in the back of my truck has a negative impact on the quality of the work.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this piece. I worked from a photo and enjoyed painting the expressions on the children's faces as they spotted some city wildlife in the park.
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Backlit figures are an interesting challenge. If you catch the light the figures really glow.

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Class Trip in Omaha - Detail

Class trips were always an adventure at his age. Of course the adults body language speaks for itself.

6 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Beautiful painting Peter. Love the little guy looking back over his shoulder and poining. This painting glows!

René said...

It does more then glowing, it makes every one who sees it smile.

Gorgeous painting.

Kay Crain said...

Peter....
This one is a winnah! Sooooo cute. I'm with Louis...I also love the little guy looking back. He is definitely a focal point.
Kay

(I'm sure your mom WOULD hang your other one on the fridge....at least while you were there. ;) )

Anonymous said...

great subject. my daughter turned 17 today, makes me kind of wistful.

Beautiful.

Tom Brown said...

Greaat work! I just found your site and love your art. - Tom Brown

bdelpesco said...

Wow, look at the light! Nicely done, my friend!