Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Daily painting practice- Here I Van Gogh Again

I made the composition off center and the objects are a little larger than I usually make them. I like the off center look. I think it draws your attention. Of course the ultimate goal for the artist is to hold your attention.
Painting pears in sunlight, what could more enjoyable? I like the way the main pear feels at this point. Very solid and extremely delicious looking.
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Two Pears in a Bowl
9"x12"
oil on wood
SOLD

Every now and then I like to break out and have fun just pushing paint around. When I do that I think of Van Gogh. EVen with all of his troubles, he must have enjoyed the feel of paint being pushed and pulled on the surface. I even used a palette knife on the background. The paint was thick and creamy, like chocolate icing...UMMMMMM UMM.

2 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Nice one Peter! That's not your old plaid shirt, is it? Love the reflections on the outside of the bowl.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I love the colors in this one and I agree with Louis - the reflections on the outside of the bowl are wonderful.