Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - back to work

I am sorry for not posting yesterday and also last Friday but things have been crazy here lately. My head has been in the toilet.....literally. It all started with replacing the bathroom floor....then sink and cabinet... then of course the toilet had to be repaired... and did I mentioned the pipes in the wall cracked.. and we replaced two walls....

Today is a new day, I gave up and called the plumber to finish the job I need to get back to daily painting. I mentioned last week my first one-man show will be in September so I need to hustle my butt and paint 20 show pieces. All larger than my daily paintings. However I still will keep up the daily practice as a way to experiment with design and also to just have fun!

This is more Thrift Store treasure. The apple is the only real color in the picture.
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Still Life Study
oil on masonite

I like the texture and earth tone color of this vase. It is a great contrast to the smooth bright green apple.


Louis Boileau said...

Nice painting Peter....and I love the toilet shot!! There's that same old flannel shirt I've seen so many times (it's in the self portrait that you traded to me). It's probably one of your favourites so, watch out, your wife will probably throw it out!

Cheryl said...

Ha ha...i half expected a painting of you working on the toilet! Still waiting for the perfect one for my kitchen....you haven't created it yet!

Cara said...

I love the feel of this painting - The apple demanding to be noticed - but what I really like is the mystery of the item behind the vase. I found I spent most of my viewing time trying to see it. Great composition!

tlwest said...

Wonderful emotion in your paintings! I just read your bio and figured out you are in Omaha Nebraska-- I was born there! Still have relatives there and in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
My husband has a saying "never do anything you can pay some one else to do right...and in half the time."

Ed Terpening said...

nice one, Peter. It's interesting that you used the green undertone for both the apple and vase. I guess it unifies the color harmony.

Sarah said...

poor peter