Monday, December 18, 2006

daily painting practice 110 - coffee pot

Beware! Nothing is safe from a daily painter. Anything left on the stove or counter top is fair game.
I have been reading about Van Gogh this weekend. I love his bold outlines and intimate compositions. This layout reminds me of his still lifes.
I am guessing this was about 20 minutes into the painting.
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A One Cupper
5"x5"
oil on wood


It was late in the day and the light was fading fast in the kitchen. I needed to try a practice painting as a fast sketch. I did this in 1 hour. I have been reading Craig Nelson's book (60 Minutes to Better Painting). I highly recommend it to every daily painter and those who want to learn how to improve in quick steps. Craig Nelson shows a very practical approach to a quick painting process. I have taken this book out of the library so many times I can see my fingerprints. I even recognize stains from spagetti sauce I splattered from lunch one day. Maybe I should get a book on how to eat neatly in 60 minutes.

2 comments:

naquaiya said...

Peter, Ive enjoyed watching this painting happen. It's kind of nice too so see someone using this old fashioned type coffee pot. Brings back memories. good job!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Both the sketch and the finish are gorgeous! I love the looseness of these Peter.