Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Daily Painting Practice - Beets & olives

I put a glaze of cadmium orange over the burnt umber background wash. It really warmed things up.
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Stocking Up
8" x 10"
oil on masonite panel
How many artists get up in the morning and instead of looking for something to eat, raid the refrigerator for something to paint. This jar of canned beets was a gift. It has been in our refrigerator for about 5 months. I guess we are waiting for Thanksgiving to open it. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to paint it, so out it came and off to the studio. I really love the color of canned beets. The softer green olives I think works well as a compliment to balance the composition.


Louis Boileau said...

Very rich reds. Very painterly.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Peter, as Louis says you have a beautiful, painterly approach which is so natural. If envy was not essentially futile I might say a twinge of it was creeping up on me.